New York Islanders at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
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The New York Islanders head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, December 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at +171 and the Avalanche at -190.
New York has a record of 15-12-4 this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 89 goals and surrendered 91 goals for a point differential of -2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 15-16-0 and an over/under record of 12-17-0. Colorado has a record of 18-9-6 this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have scored 121 goals and given up 102 for a goal differential of +19. Their record against the spread is 18-15-0 while their over/under mark is 19-14-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 15-16-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 12-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 18-15-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 19-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
10/04/18 C John Stevens Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Matt Lorito Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/01/18 LW Andrew Ladd Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/15/18 C Alexander Kerfoot Upper Body is questionable Monday vs NY Islanders
12/11/18 C Vladislav Kamenev Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/04/18 D Conor Timmins Concussion is out indefinitely
Josh Bailey has scored 25 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 7 goals this season with 57 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 17.7 minutes played per contest. Anders Lee averages 17.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 11 goals on 89 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the year. Thomas Greiss has 11 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Islanders. He has 547 shots against him and he's surrendered 46 goals. He's made 501 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Rantanen has 56 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 15 goals this year with 85 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 41 assists on the year and averages 20.9 minutes played per contest. Nathan MacKinnon averages 22 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 145 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 684 shots against him and he's given up 58 goals. He's made 626 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 34 total points this year, which is 19th in the NHL. They've scored 89 goals while giving up 91 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 25th respectively. They have had 97 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 26th in the league. The Islanders have given up 94 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 22nd when short-handed. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.18% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 8th in the league with a total of 42 points this season. They have 34 power play goals on 114 chances for a percentage of 30%. That is 2nd in the NHL. They've given up 119 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 20th overall. As a team, the Avalanche are 3rd with a total of 121 goals scored while they've given up 102 goals this season, ranking 13th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.48%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
New York is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.1%, as they've attempted 1,588 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,786 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47% as they have 1,174 attempts while they have given up 1,322 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 26th in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time, which is 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season. That is 9th overall in the NHL. They have 830 face-off wins compared to 914 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That ranks them 27th in the league. On defense New York has 803 hits and they have blocked 464 shots from the opposition, putting them 15th overall.
The Avalanche are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 968 face-off wins compared to 1,066 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Colorado has 636 hits and they have blocked 511 shots from the opposition, which is 4th in the league. Colorado is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.2% as they've attempted 1,825 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,961 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.7% ranks 23rd as they have 1,379 attempts while they have given up 1,450 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Islanders/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -190
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -190
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