Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -130 and the Avalanche at +118. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 75 games. They have an overall record of 36-28-11 and on the road they have a record of 16-15-7. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 202 goals and given up 189 goals for a point differential of +13. The Wild have 11 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-39 and an over/under record of 28-32-15. Colorado shows up with a record of 38-32-4 including 17-16-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 200 goals and surrendered 208 for a goal differential of -8. The Avalanche have 4 losses in OT and 0 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-36 while their over/under record sits at 34-36-4.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Wild. He has 17 goals this season with 130 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 139 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 30 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,671 shots against him and has given up 136 goals. He has made 1,535 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 18 goals this season with 155 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 21 goals on 245 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 26 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,499 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,375 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have 83 total points this season. They have scored 199 goals while giving up 187 goals. They have had 238 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Wild have allowed 185 power play opportunities and given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.13% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Avalanche have a total of 80 points on the season. They have 46 power play goals on 238 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 231 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 196 goals scored while they've given up 208 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.15%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 48.8% as they've attempted 4,004 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,198 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.3% as they have 3,004 attempts while they've given up 3,086 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. They have 2,379 face off wins compared to 2,177 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.2%. On defense Minnesota has 1,294 hits and they've blocked 1,112 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 3,773 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,607 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 45% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.3% as they have 2,875 shots while they've given up 3,336 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.9% as they've compiled 2,144 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,153 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 1,271 shot attempts and they have 1,689 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 33-39 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 28-32-15 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-36 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 34-36-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/24/16 C Ryan Carter Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Colorado
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
03/25/16 C Matt Duchene Knee expected to miss Saturday vs Minnesota
03/24/16 C Nathan MacKinnon Knee expected to miss Saturday vs Minnesota
03/19/16 D Eric Gelinas Elbow out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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