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Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche meet at Pepsi Center.

Oddsmakers opened the Avalanche as -213-moneyline favorites versus the Wild, while the game's total opened at 5.5.

The Avalanche were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Golden Knights. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +123 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Flames on December 23. Bettors who backed the Wild at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 18-15-5 SU
Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road

Team record: 23-11-3 SU
Colorado is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games
Colorado is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Colorado is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to New York Sunday, December 29
Colorado at Dallas Saturday, December 28