Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +149 and the Avalanche at -165.
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Vancouver has a record of 23-31-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 12-16-3-2. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 164 goals and given up 200 goals for a point differential of -36. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-38-0 and an over/under record of 36-25-0. Colorado is 32-24-5 including 20-8-1-0 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 187 goals and surrendered 185 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 32-29-0 while their over/under record is 32-25-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 23-38-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 36-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 32-29-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 32-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
02/15/18 D Christopher Tanev Leg IR (02/08)
02/09/18 C Brendan Gaunce Foot IR (02/07)
02/09/18 C Markus Granlund Ankle IR (02/07)
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 (02/16)
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)
Thomas Vanek has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 17 goals this year with 121 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 14 minutes played per game. Brock Boeser averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 164 shots. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Jacob Markstrom has 16 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 1,252 shots against him and he's given up 115 goals. He's made 1,137 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikko Rantanen has scored 56 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 19 goals this season with 132 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. 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. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 26 goals on 182 shots. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 15 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Avalanche. He has 1,085 shots against him and he's surrendered 97 goals. He's made 988 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 53 total points this season, which ranks them 28th in the NHL. They are 26th in the league in goals scored with 164 while they've given up 200 goals, ranking them 5th overall. They have had 197 power play opportunities and have scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL. The Canucks have allowed 209 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, putting them 27th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.96% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 27th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 18th in the NHL with a total of 69 points this year. They have 45 power play goals on 224 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 16th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 7th in the NHL. As a team, the Avalanche are 11th in the league with 187 goals scored while they've given up 185 goals, which is 14th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.39%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 17th in the NHL.
Vancouver is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.1%, as they've attempted 3,288 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,541 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.8% as they have 2,477 attempts while they have given up 2,705 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 25th in the league. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.1% of the time, which is 19th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.9% for the season. That is 17th overall in the NHL. They have 1,798 face-off wins compared to 1,892 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Vancouver has 1,213 hits and they have blocked 836 shots from the opposition, putting them 28th overall.
The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the year. That ranks them 22nd and 8th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,591 face-off wins as opposed to 2,029 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,186 hits and they've blocked 944 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 12th in blocked shots. Colorado is ranked 28th in Corsi percentage with 47% as they've tried 3,308 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,731 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 46.9%, as they have 2,457 shots while they've given up 2,787 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Colorado -165
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado -165
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