Monday, October 17, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, October 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +155 and the Penguins at -196. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Colorado comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 39-39-4 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-19-0. They finished 6th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and gave up 240 goals for a point differential of -24. The Avalanche had 4 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 2-8-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 36-42 and an over/under record of 40-38-4. Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 48-26-8 including 26-11-4 at home last season. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 45-33 while their over/under record sat at 36-32-14.
Gabriel Landeskog accumulated 53 total points last season for the Avalanche. He had 20 goals last year with 169 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 33 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Matt Duchene averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 30 goals on 200 shots. He had 29 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov had 27 wins and 25 losses last season in net for the Avalanche. He had 1,714 shots against him and gave up 148 goals. He made 1,566 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sidney Crosby accumulated 85 total points last season for the Penguins. He had 36 goals last year with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 49 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 218 shots. He had 51 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury had 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He had 1,665 shots against him and gave up 132 goals. He made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Avalanche had 82 total points last season. They scored 216 goals while giving up 240 goals. They had 266 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Avalanche allowed 258 power play opportunities and gave up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.20% for the season. They allowed 32 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins had a total of 104 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 261 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Avalanche had a total of 245 goals scored while they gave up 203 goals during the campaign. They averaged 33 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.00%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Colorado had a Corsi percentage of 45.1% as they attempted 4,187 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 5,105 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 46.1% as they had 3,167 attempts while they gave up 3,704 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche started possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50.9% for the season. They had 2,382 face off wins compared to 2,400 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.8%. On defense Colorado had 1,848 hits and they blocked 1,401 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh attempted 4,812 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,384 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.5% as they had 3,638 shots while they gave up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Penguins had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,593 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh blocked 1,091 shot attempts and they had 1,947 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche were 36-42 straight up last season
The Colorado Avalanche were 40-38-4 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 45-33 straight up last season
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 36-32-14 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/14/16 C Sidney Crosby Concussion out indefinitely
10/10/16 RW Bryan Rust Undisclosed out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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