Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +104 and the Wild at -115.
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Colorado has a record of 11-8-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 4-7-0. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 69 goals and given up 65 goals for a point differential of +4. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-9-0 and an over/under record of 14-6-0. Minnesota has a record of 10-8-3 including 5-3-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 64 goals and surrendered 59 for a goal differential of +5. Their record against the spread is 10-11-0 while their over/under record is 11-8-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 11-9-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 14-6-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 10-11-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 11-8-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
11/23/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Illness is "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
11/10/17 D Patrik Nemeth Undisclosed IR (11/08)
11/05/17 D Anton Lindholm Jaw IR (11/04)
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back IR (10/24)
Semyon Varlamov has 7 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 401 shots against him and he's given up 39 goals. He's made 362 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Nathan MacKinnon has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 7 goals this year with 53 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 6 goals on 44 shots. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the season.
Eric Staal has scored 19 total points this year for the Wild. He has 7 goals this season with 63 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Devan Dubnyk has 9 wins and 6 losses this year in goal for the Wild. He has 521 shots against him and he's surrendered 44 goals. He's made 477 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Jason Zucker averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 11 goals on 51 shots. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 17 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have allowed 78 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% this year. That is 25th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 11.54% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 24th in the league. The Avalanche has 23 total points this season, ranking 18th in the NHL in offense. They are 7th in the league with 69 goals while they've given up 65 goals, which is 13th overall. They have had 85 power play opportunities and scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Wild are 14th with 64 goals scored while they are 24th in the NHL with 59 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.13%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 8th place in the league. The Wild have a total of 23 points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 15 power play goals on 68 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 9th. They've allowed 73 power play opportunities and have given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, which is 4th overall.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 46.6% as they've tried 1,062 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,217 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 30th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 46.4% as they have 802 shots while they've given up 927 attempts on defense. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the year. That puts them 25th and 7th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 547 face-off wins as opposed to 715 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.3%. That is 31st overall in the NHL. On defense Colorado has 366 hits and they've blocked 290 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the year. That ranks them 22nd and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 649 face-off wins as opposed to 647 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 390 hits and they've blocked 323 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 10th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 26th in Corsi percentage with 47.7% as they've tried 1,125 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,232 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 21st in the NHL at 48.8%, as they have 865 shots while they've given up 909 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Wild NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -115
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -115
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