Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 20, 2023

Quinn Hughes, Canucks, 2019

The Canucks are 1-4 in their past five vs. teams with a winning record.

January 20, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Puckline -1.5 +140
Moneyline -168
Over / Under o +6.5


Betting Action


Puckline +1.5 -168
Moneyline +140
Over / Under u +6.5


Betting Action


Things don’t get much easier for the struggling Vancouver Canucks on Friday as they are solid home underdogs on the NHL odds to the surging Colorado Avalanche.

Avalanche vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

This wraps up the season series with the Canucks eyeing the three-game sweep. The previous game in Vancouver finished 4-2 as Andrei Kuzmenko scored twice and Collin Delia stopped 29 shots. Oliver Ekman-Larsson (4A) leads the Canucks with four points in the series, while Kuzmenko (2G, 1A), Elias Pettersson (3A), Ilya Mikheyev (1G, 2A) and Ethan Bear (1G, 2A) each have three. Spencer Martin started the game in Denver and allowed three goals in the victory.

Mikko Rantanen (3G) and Artturi Lehkonen (3A) each lead Colorado with three points in the series. Pavel Francouz and Alexander Georgiev each started one in net. 

The underdog is 5-2 in the past seven meetings and the over is 4-1-2 in those. 

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado has found its offence on a three-game winning streak with 17 total goals scored. That the Avalanche won 4-1 in Calgary on Wednesday was even more impressive considering reigning Norris Trophy winner Cale Makar, arguably a Top 5 player in the league who also leads the NHL in average time on ice, was out with an undisclosed injury. He was on a six-game point streak prior to the injury and has 43 points overall. Makar is being called day-to-day. Artturi Lehkonen and Mikko Rantanen each scored twice against Calgary. Rantanen leads the team with 31 goals and 56 points. Alexander Georgiev was in net against the Flames but it’s a timeshare now with Pavel Francouz, who started the previous three. Not clear who may go here. 

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver lost for the eighth time in 10 games on Wednesday, 5-2 against Tampa Bay even though the Lightning were starting backup Brian Elliott in net. Didn’t much matter as Spencer Martin struggled again, allowing four goals on 10 shots and then getting pulled. Presumably will be Collin Delia here as he didn’t allow a goal on 14 shots in relief (fifth Lightning goal was on an empty net). Rumored trade candidate Bo Horvat had an assist to extend his points streak to nine straight games. Andrei Kuzmenko (18th of season) and Quinn Hughes (fourth) had the goals. On the bright side, the Canucks were 2-for-4 on the power play and outshot Tampa Bay 39-25.

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