Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche NHL Parlay 10/4/2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at -105 and the Avalanche at -143.
Minnesota had a record of 45-26-11 last year and away from home they had a record of 18-20-3-2. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They tallied 253 goals and surrendered 232 goals for a point differential of +21. For the year they had an ATS mark of 46-41-0 and an over/under record of 42-41-0. Colorado finished with a record of 43-30-9 including 13-10-3-1 on home ice last year. They were 4th in the Central Division. They scored 257 goals and gave up 237 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread was 45-43-0 while their over/under mark was 45-36-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild were 46-41-0 straight up last year
The Minnesota Wild were 42-41-0 against the over/under last season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche were 45-43-0 straight up last year
The Colorado Avalanche were 45-36-0 against the over/under last season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/01/18 D Gustav Olofsson Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Colorado
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
10/01/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/01/18 C Vladislav Kamenev Lower Body is questionable Thursday vs Minnesota
Player SpotlightDevan Dubnyk had 35 wins and 16 losses last season in goal for the Wild. He had 1,769 shots against him and he surrendered 145 goals. He made 1,624 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Eric Staal scored 76 total points last year for the Wild. He had 42 goals last season with 241 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 34 assists on the year and averaged 17.8 minutes played per contest. Mikael Granlund averaged 18.8 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 21 goals on 193 attempts. He had 46 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the year.
Gabriel Landeskog had 62 total points last season for the Avalanche. He had 25 goals last year with 183 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 37 assists on the year and averaged 20.1 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Bernier had 19 wins and 13 losses last season in net for the Avalanche. He had 1,092 shots against him and he gave up 95 goals. He made 997 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Mikko Rantanen averaged 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 29 goals on 178 attempts. He had 55 assists giving him a total of 84 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Wild gave up 272 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% last season. That was 13th in the league. They averaged 30 shots per contest and as a team shot 10.22% for the year. They allowed 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 11th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Wild were 8th overall with 101 total points last year. They were 11th in the league with 253 goals and 21st in goals allowed with 232. They had 240 power play chances and scored 49 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That was 17th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche were 10th with a total of 257 goals scored while they were 18th with 237 goals surrendered last season. They averaged 30 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 10.57%. As a unit they gave up 33 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them 7th in the league. The Avalanche had a total of 95 points last season, which was 17th in the NHL. They had 65 power play goals on 296 chances for a percentage of 22%. That was 8th overall. They gave up 269 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 4th when short-handed.
Minnesota was 30th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 46.9%, as they tried 4,358 shots on net at full strength while giving up 4,928 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.9% as they had 3,342 attempts while they gave up 3,633 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 25th in the NHL. The Wild started possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time, which was 26th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.5% for the season. That was 6th overall in the NHL. They had 2,415 face-off wins compared to 2,434 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 49.8%. That ranked them 16th in the league. On defense Minnesota had 1,367 hits and they blocked 1,295 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall.
Colorado was 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 46.9%, as they attempted 4,481 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 5,072 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.8% as they had 3,321 attempts while they gave up 3,773 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 30th in the league. The Avalanche started possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time, which was 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.2% for the season. That was 9th overall in the NHL. They had 2,134 face-off wins compared to 2,693 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 44.2%. That ranked them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado had 1,633 hits and they blocked 1,299 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado -143 and under 5.5 total goals
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