Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche NHL Parlay 3/2/2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, March 2, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +182 and the Avalanche at -203.
Minnesota has a record of 36-20-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 14-15-1-1. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've tallied 196 goals and surrendered 177 goals for a point differential of +19. For the year they have an ATS mark of 36-27-0 and an over/under record of 32-28-0. Colorado has a record of 34-24-5, including 22-8-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 195 goals and have given up 188 for a goal differential of +7. Their record against the spread is 34-29-0 while their over/under mark is 33-26-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 36-27-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 32-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 34-29-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 33-26-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/27/18 D Nate Prosser Facial injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
02/28/18 D Mark Alt Acquired is "?" Friday vs Minnesota
02/28/18 D Ryan Graves Acquired is "?" Friday vs Minnesota
02/19/18 D Erik Johnson Upper Body IR (02/18)
02/19/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Head IR (02/16)
02/19/18 D Anton Lindholm Upper Body IR (02/18)
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Player SpotlightDevan Dubnyk has 27 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 1,354 shots against him and he's surrendered 110 goals. He's made 1,244 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Jason Zucker has scored 51 total points this year for the Wild. He has 26 goals this season with 162 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 16.9 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by tallying 33 goals on 175 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 64 points on the year.
Mikko Rantanen has 59 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 20 goals this year with 137 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 39 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Semyon Varlamov has 17 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 1,149 shots against him and he's given up 100 goals. He's made 1,049 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 29 goals on 199 attempts. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 71 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Wild have given up 221 power play opportunities and surrendered 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this season. That is 15th in the league. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.28% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 8th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Wild are 7th overall with 79 total points this year. They are 10th in the league with 196 goals and 22nd in goals allowed with 177. They've had 189 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche are 11th with a total of 195 goals scored while they are 15th with 188 goals surrendered this season. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.47%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 73 points this season, which is 18th in the NHL. They have had 47 power play goals on 236 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th overall. They've given up 219 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 4th when short-handed.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46.3% as they've tried 3,309 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,840 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.3% as they have 2,549 shots while they've given up 2,842 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the year. That puts them 29th and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,875 face-off wins as opposed to 1,876 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 13th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 1,064 hits and they've blocked 998 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 6th in the league.
The Avalanche are 20th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 1,638 face-off wins compared to 2,097 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.9%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,211 hits and they have blocked 988 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. Colorado is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47% as they've attempted 3,419 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,861 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47% ranks 28th as they have 2,547 attempts while they have given up 2,873 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado -203 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado -203 and under 5.5 total goals
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