Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Avalanche at -128 and the Oilers at +116.
Colorado has a record of 27-18-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-11-3-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 160 goals and surrendered 143 goals for a point differential of +17. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-22-0 and an over/under record of 27-20-0. Edmonton has a record of 22-24-3 including 11-13-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 135 goals and have given up 157 for a goal differential of -22. Their record against the spread is 22-27-0 while their over/under mark is 23-25-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 27-22-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 27-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 22-27-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 23-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
01/31/18 C Nathan MacKinnon Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Edmonton
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/30/18 GO Semyon Varlamov Groin is "?" Thursday vs Edmonton
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
01/30/18 D Adam Larsson Personal is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Colorado
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Nathan MacKinnon has scored 61 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 24 goals this season with 164 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 37 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 17 goals on 112 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Jonathan Bernier has 14 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Avalanche. He has 771 shots against him and he's surrendered 64 goals. He's made 707 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Leon Draisaitl has 40 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 12 goals this year with 111 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Connor McDavid averages 21.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 15 goals on 153 attempts. He has 39 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 18 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 1,124 shots against him and he's given up 111 goals. He's made 1,013 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 58 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 160 goals while giving up 143 scores, which has them ranked 6th and 15th respectively. They have had 187 power play chances and scored 38 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 10th in the league. The Avalanche have given up 177 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 3rd when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.90% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 24th in the league with a total of 47 points this season. They have 19 power play goals on 131 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the NHL. They've given up 158 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Oilers are 24th with a total of 135 goals scored while they've given up 157 goals this season, ranking 8th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.05%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 28th overall in the NHL.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 47.6% as they've tried 2,684 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,953 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 24th in Corsi percentage. They are 23rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.7% as they have 1,994 shots while they've given up 2,183 attempts on defense. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the year. That puts them 21st and 3rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,308 face-off wins as opposed to 1,650 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.2%. That is 31st overall in the NHL. On defense Colorado has 931 hits and they've blocked 770 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 9th in the league.
The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the year. That ranks them 4th and 27th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,484 face-off wins as opposed to 1,535 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,317 hits and they've blocked 768 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 10th in blocked shots. Edmonton is ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 52.4% as they've tried 3,103 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,818 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 2nd in the NHL at 53%, as they have 2,316 shots while they've given up 2,050 attempts on defense.
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