Saturday, March 25, 2017
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +235 and the Oilers at -265. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Colorado comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 20-50-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-26-1. Currently they are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 144 goals and given up 245 goals for a point differential of -101. The Avalanche have an overall record of 3-7-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-53 and an over/under record of 30-32-11. Edmonton shows up with a record of 40-25-9 including 20-12-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 219 goals and surrendered 194 for a goal differential of +25. The Oilers have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-34 while their over/under record sits at 29-40-5.
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Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 20-53 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 30-32-11 against the over/under
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 36-34 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 29-40-5 against the over/under
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
02/20/17 D Nikita Zadorov Ankle out for season
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/26/16 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee expected to miss 4 months
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
02/18/17 LW Benoit Pouliot Undisclosed out indefinitely
Matt Duchene has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this season with 144 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18.3 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 15 goals on 228 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 13 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,246 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,132 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Connor McDavid has accumulated 87 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 26 goals this season with 217 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 61 assists on the season and averages 21.2 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 26 goals on 156 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 69 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 37 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,952 shots against him and has given up 157 goals. He has made 1,795 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 43 total points this season. They have scored 144 goals while giving up 245 goals. They have had 215 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. The Avalanche have allowed 249 power play opportunities and given up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.16% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have a total of 89 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 216 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 204 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 219 goals scored while they've given up 194 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.55%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've attempted 3,796 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,106 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.3% as they have 2,831 attempts while they've given up 3,152 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season. They have 2,356 face off wins compared to 2,021 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.8%. On defense Colorado has 1,543 hits and they've blocked 954 shots from the opposition.
Edmonton has attempted 4,233 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,187 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51% as they have 3,168 shots while they've given up 3,042 attempts on defense. The Oilers have an offensive zone percentage of 50.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.1% as they've compiled 2,080 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,336 face off losses. On defense Edmonton has blocked 1,145 shot attempts and they have 1,860 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Oilers NHL game against the moneyline? Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton -265
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton -265
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