Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +127 and the Wild at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Colorado comes into this matchup having played 64 games. They have an overall record of 32-28-4 and on the road they have a record of 18-14-0. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 172 goals and given up 181 goals for a point differential of -9. The Avalanche have 4 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-32 and an over/under record of 30-31-3. Minnesota shows up with a record of 28-25-10 including 16-11-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 164 goals and surrendered 159 for a goal differential of +5. The Wild have 10 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-35 while their over/under record sits at 24-28-11.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 15 goals this season with 136 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 20 goals on 220 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 22 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,276 shots against him and has given up 110 goals. He has made 1,166 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Wild. He has 13 goals this season with 109 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 125 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 22 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,373 shots against him and has given up 113 goals. He has made 1,260 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Avalanche have 68 total points this season. They have scored 169 goals while giving up 181 goals. They have had 215 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Avalanche have allowed 202 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.26% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 37 power play goals on 199 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 160 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 164 goals scored while they've given up 157 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.89%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 45% as they've attempted 3,227 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,946 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.3% as they have 2,469 attempts while they've given up 2,865 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. They have 1,861 face off wins compared to 1,881 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Colorado has 1,474 hits and they've blocked 1,081 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 3,398 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,504 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 2,556 shots while they've given up 2,583 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 52.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.8% as they've compiled 1,990 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,851 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 921 shot attempts and they have 1,090 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 30-32 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 30-31-3 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 28-35 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 24-28-11 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
02/29/16 D Andrew Bodnarchuk Acquired "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/28/16 LW Jason Zucker Concussion "?" Tuesday vs Colorado
02/28/16 D Jonas Brodin Foot "?" Tuesday vs Colorado
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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