Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Rogers Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at -105 and the Oilers at -133.
Colorado has a record of 32-23-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 12-15-3-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 184 goals and given up 177 goals for a point differential of +7. For the season they have an ATS record of 32-27-0 and an over/under record of 32-24-0. Edmonton is 24-31-4 including 12-15-2-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 164 goals and surrendered 194 for a goal differential of -30. Their record against the spread is 24-35-0 while their over/under record is 28-29-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 32-27-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 32-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 24-35-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 28-29-0 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)
02/19/18 D Erik Johnson Upper Body IR (02/18)
02/19/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Head IR (02/11)
02/19/18 D Anton Lindholm Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
02/20/18 GO Al Montoya Head is "?" Thursday vs Colorado
02/20/18 D Andrej Sekera Facial is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs Colorado
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Mikko Rantanen has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 19 goals this year with 131 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 174 shots. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 65 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 15 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 1,010 shots against him and he's given up 89 goals. He's made 921 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Connor McDavid has scored 69 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 26 goals this season with 189 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 21.3 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl averages 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 17 goals on 137 shots. He has 35 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 20 wins and 23 losses this year in goal for the Oilers. He has 1,388 shots against him and he's surrendered 135 goals. He's made 1,253 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 68 total points this season, which ranks them 18th in the NHL. They are 10th in the league in goals scored with 184 while they've given up 177 goals, ranking them 14th overall. They have had 222 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 15th in the NHL. The Avalanche have allowed 207 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 3rd in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.57% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 16th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 27th in the NHL with a total of 52 points this year. They have 22 power play goals on 152 opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That ranks them 30th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 184 power play opportunities and have given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%. That is 31st in the NHL. As a team, the Oilers are 23rd in the league with 164 goals scored while they've given up 194 goals, which is 5th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.22%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Colorado is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.2%, as they've attempted 3,193 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,579 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47% as they have 2,374 attempts while they have given up 2,674 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time, which is 21st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season. That is 8th overall in the NHL. They have 1,542 face-off wins compared to 1,979 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.8%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,139 hits and they have blocked 905 shots from the opposition, putting them 12th overall.
The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the year. That ranks them 6th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,784 face-off wins as opposed to 1,822 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,588 hits and they've blocked 939 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 7th in blocked shots. Edmonton is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've tried 3,694 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,424 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 4th in the NHL at 52.7%, as they have 2,768 shots while they've given up 2,485 attempts on defense.
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