Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
Colorado comes into this matchup having played 30 games. They have an overall record of 11-18-1 and on the road they have a record of 7-8-0. Currently they are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 65 goals and given up 97 goals for a point differential of -32. The Avalanche have an overall record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-19 and an over/under record of 12-14-4. Minnesota shows up with a record of 18-8-4 including 11-3-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 89 goals and surrendered 60 for a goal differential of +29. The Wild have a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-12 while their over/under record sits at 9-15-6.
Matt Duchene has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 12 goals this season with 64 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 8 goals on 108 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 6 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 605 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 547 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Wild. He has 5 goals this season with 58 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 10 goals on 86 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 15 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 732 shots against him and has given up 39 goals. He has made 693 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
The Avalanche have 23 total points this season. They have scored 65 goals while giving up 97 goals. They have had 97 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Avalanche have allowed 112 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.61% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have a total of 40 points on the season. They have 14 power play goals on 84 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 89 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 89 goals scored while they've given up 60 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.13%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 1,550 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,717 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.6% as they have 1,165 attempts while they've given up 1,282 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 47.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.7% for the season. They have 974 face off wins compared to 844 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.6%. On defense Colorado has 678 hits and they've blocked 435 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 1,638 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,737 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.5% as they have 1,215 shots while they've given up 1,289 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 48.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.7% as they've compiled 959 face off wins this season and they have suffered 897 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 448 shot attempts and they have 469 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 11-19 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 12-14-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 17-12 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 9-15-6 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/16 C Joe Colborne Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota
12/18/16 GO Semyon Varlamov Groin "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota
12/04/16 D Erik Johnson Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
11/01/16 C Zac Dalpe Knee out 4-6 weeks
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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