Arizona Coyotes at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Arizona Coyotes head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Coyotes at +140 and the Avalanche at -155.
Arizona has a record of 8-25-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-13-4-1. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 85 goals and surrendered 133 goals for a point differential of -48. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-30-0 and an over/under record of 16-21-0. Colorado has a record of 17-15-3 including 10-6-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 112 goals and have given up 113 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 17-18-0 while their over/under mark is 21-13-0.
Valuable Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 8-30-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 16-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 17-18-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 21-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
12/24/17 LW Zac Rinaldo Possible Suspension is "?" Wednesday vs Colorado
12/02/17 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Upper Body IR (11/28)
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/24/17 D Tyson Barrie Hand injured last game, is doubtful Wednesday vs Arizona
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has scored 19 total points this year for the Coyotes. He has 6 goals this season with 103 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 24.8 minutes played per contest. Clayton Keller averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 13 goals on 110 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Antti Raanta has 4 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Coyotes. He has 497 shots against him and he's surrendered 43 goals. He's made 454 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikko Rantanen has 31 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 10 goals this year with 79 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 15 goals on 109 attempts. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 732 shots against him and he's given up 66 goals. He's made 666 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes have 21 total points this year, which is 31st in the NHL. They've scored 85 goals while giving up 133 scores, which has them ranked 30th and 1st respectively. They have had 118 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 26th in the league. The Coyotes have given up 103 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 16th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.42% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 31st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 23rd in the league with a total of 37 points this season. They have 28 power play goals on 146 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 129 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 7th overall. As a team, the Avalanche are 11th with a total of 112 goals scored while they've given up 113 goals this season, ranking 9th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.74%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 22nd overall in the NHL.
Arizona is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4%, as they've attempted 2,202 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,344 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.5% as they have 1,624 attempts while they have given up 1,793 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 21st in the league. The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time, which is 22nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 1,156 face-off wins compared to 1,250 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48%. That ranks them 24th in the league. On defense Arizona has 912 hits and they have blocked 551 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 952 face-off wins as opposed to 1,165 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 612 hits and they've blocked 531 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 19th in blocked shots. Colorado is ranked 25th in Corsi percentage with 47.8% as they've tried 1,919 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,094 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 23rd in the NHL at 47.6%, as they have 1,418 shots while they've given up 1,563 attempts on defense.
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