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College Hockey Frozen Four Odds: Three No. 1 Seeds Battle for National Championship, Including Denver vs. Michigan

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The Frozen Four drops the puck on Thursday as the four remaining teams battle it out for the NCAA Men’s Hockey National Championship in Boston, Massachusetts.

Three of the four No. 1 seeds made it through their region while Minnesota is the lone No. 2 seed remaining. Michigan is the No. 1 overall seed as the Wolverines boast three of the top four picks from the 2021 NHL Draft.

Minnesota State and Denver round out the other two teams remaining.

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Denver vs. Michigan Odds

Denver Odds +126 (+1.5 -205)
Michigan Odds -152 (-1.5 +168)
Over/Under 6.5
Date Thursday, April 7
Time 5 p.m. ET
TV ESPN2
Odds via FanDuel

This is the most intriguing game of the evening as it features the No. 1 team in the nation against the No. 1 scoring team in the nation.

Denver leads the nation in goals per game at 4.28, but Michigan is third in the nation at 4.02. The Wolverines also have three of the top four picks from the 2021 NHL Draft, which includes No. 1 overall pick Owen Power.

Denver’s Bobby Brink (Philadelphia Flyers prospect) leads the nation in points per game at 1.44. He has 14 goals and 42 assists on the season. His top target man is Carter Savoie, who ranks tied for fourth in the nation in goals with 22.

It should be a high-flying game between two of the top teams in the nation.

Minnesota vs. Minnesota State Odds

Minnesota Odds +112 (+1.5 -275)
Minnesota State Odds -134 (-1.5 +220)
Over/Under 5
Date Thursday, April 7
Time 8:30 p.m. ET
TV ESPNU
Odds via FanDuel

Minnesota is the country’s biggest hockey state, and there’s no surprise it has two teams playing in the Frozen Four.

It is almost a given with the recent success of Minnesota State (Mankato) and Minnesota Duluth that a Minnesota team ends up in the Frozen Four. But now the flagship school, the Minnesota Gophers, is back to national relevance.

Minnesota State is second in the nation in goals per game (4.1) and leads the nation in goals (172). Minnesota is fourth in the nation in goals per game with 3.61.

Minnesota State is also second in the nation in goals allowed per game (1.29).

The sportsbooks don’t expect this one to be a shootout as they have set the total at five, a full point and a half below the other semifinal matchup.

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