Sunday, April 2, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Colorado Avalanche travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +138 and the Wild at -153.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Colorado comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 21-53-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-28-1. Currently they are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 152 goals and given up 259 goals for a point differential of -107. The Avalanche have an overall record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-56 and an over/under record of 32-34-11. Minnesota shows up with a record of 45-24-8 including 25-12-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 249 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of +53. The Wild have a record of 2-6-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-32 while their over/under record sits at 39-29-9.
For expert handicapping advice on this game check out our NHL expert handicapper tips.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 20-56 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 32-34-11 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 42-32 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 39-29-9 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 Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
04/01/17 LW Zach Parise Upper Body is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Nashville
Matt Duchene has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this season with 147 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 16 goals on 240 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 14 wins and 28 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,363 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,237 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikael Granlund has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Wild. He has 25 goals this season with 169 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 42 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 27 goals on 199 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 37 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,747 shots against him and has given up 133 goals. He has made 1,614 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 45 total points this season. They have scored 152 goals while giving up 259 goals. They have had 226 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. The Avalanche have allowed 262 power play opportunities and given up 61 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.14% 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 Wild have a total of 98 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 216 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 205 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 249 goals scored while they've given up 196 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.56%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 48.3% as they've attempted 4,028 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,317 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.5% as they have 2,984 attempts while they've given up 3,303 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. They have 2,474 face off wins compared to 2,125 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.8%. On defense Colorado has 1,598 hits and they've blocked 1,014 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 4,284 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,338 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 3,215 shots while they've given up 3,242 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.9% as they've compiled 2,385 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,213 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 1,096 shot attempts and they have 1,212 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Wild NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -153
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -153
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.