Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Colorado Avalanche head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Avalanche at -175 and the Red Wings at +128.
Colorado has a record of 15-6-5 this year. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 97 goals and surrendered 73 goals for a point differential of +24. For the year they have an ATS mark of 15-11-0 and an over/under record of 13-13-0. Detroit has a record of 11-11-3 this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 72 goals and given up 83 for a goal differential of -11. Their record against the spread is 11-14-0 while their over/under mark is 12-12-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 15-11-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 13-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 11-14-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 12-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
11/29/18 D Tyson Barrie Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs St. Louis
10/18/18 LW J.T. Compher Head is out indefinitely
10/04/18 D Anton Lindholm Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/04/18 D Conor Timmins Concussion is out indefinitely
10/01/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
11/28/18 D Trevor Daley Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Boston
11/18/18 LW Darren Helm Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Evgeny Svechnikov Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Nathan MacKinnon has scored 41 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 18 goals this season with 111 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 22.1 minutes played per contest. Mikko Rantanen averages 21 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by tallying 11 goals on 58 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 9 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Avalanche. He has 545 shots against him and he's surrendered 40 goals. He's made 505 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Dylan Larkin has 21 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 9 goals this year with 83 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. Andreas Athanasiou averages 16.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 11 goals on 72 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 16 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 586 shots against him and he's given up 46 goals. He's made 540 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 35 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 97 goals while giving up 73 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 22nd respectively. They have had 86 power play chances and scored 27 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 31%. That is 1st in the league. The Avalanche have given up 97 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 12.26% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 21st in the league with a total of 25 points this season. They have 14 power play goals on 70 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 15th in the NHL. They've given up 90 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 22nd with a total of 72 goals scored while they've given up 83 goals this season, ranking 6th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.80%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
Colorado is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.9%, as they've attempted 1,390 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,572 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.3% as they have 1,041 attempts while they have given up 1,158 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 25th in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 736 face-off wins compared to 837 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.8%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense Colorado has 516 hits and they have blocked 414 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Red Wings are 22nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 848 face-off wins compared to 780 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Detroit has 536 hits and they have blocked 333 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Detroit is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.5% as they've attempted 1,356 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,557 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.8% ranks 28th as they have 1,033 attempts while they have given up 1,224 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Red Wings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -175
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -175
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