Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Point Spread Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (7-1-1, 1st in the Central Division) host the Anaheim Ducks (6-5-0, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Pepsi Center on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Avalanche open this matchup at -113 while the Ducks are coming in at +102. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Ducks cover 54.6% of the time, having gone 6-5 SU. Colorado covers 77.8% of the time, going 7-2 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 6 victories and 5 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 25 goals which has them ranked at 13th in the Western Conference and 25th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 18th in the NHL. The Ducks currently have a total of 12 pts, which has them ranked at 16th in the NHL and 7th in the Western Conference. In connection with shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 316 which has them ranked at 6th in the West and 14th in the NHL. As a team, Anaheim has collected a total of 158 hits which has them averaging 14.4 per contest. They currently have a total of 105 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 513 minutes in net this season. Gibson is allowing an average of 2.22 goals per game which puts him at 7th among West goalies and 9th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he has given up 19 goals. His save percentage is .927 which puts him at 7th among West goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks will look for better times on the ice after their 2 - 1 loss to the Dallas Stars in their previous game. The Ducks didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. While out there on the ice, they scored on 1 of the 30 shots they tried. They also had 2 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those opportunities. Anaheim earned 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks was 41 and the Corsi against was 37 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 and the Fenwick against sat at 22, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 56.0%. They earned 21 face-off wins and lost 30 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 56.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 87.5 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Dallas Stars racked up 29 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Avalanche are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 7 wins and 1 loss. In connection with goal differential, they rank 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league with +12. They have a total of 36 goals for the season which ranks 2nd in the West. Colorado has a save percentage as a team of .924 which has them 5th in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 13.4% which is good for 2nd in the conference. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.82 goals per contest and that ranks him 15th among West goaltenders and 26th in the NHL among goalies. In the 426 mins he has played this year, he's allowed 20 goals. He holds a save % of .915, which has him sitting 13th among West goaltenders and 21st in the NHL among goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche went up against the St. Louis Blues in a game where the Avalanche ended up losing by a mark of 3 - 1. In this game, Colorado had a 35.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 17 while the opposition had a Corsi of 31. They had a Fenwick percentage of 27.3% with a Fenwick of 9 and the Blues earning a 24 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 87.5 and they had an oZS percentage of 42.3%. The Avalanche scored 1 goal out of the 18 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play chances in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those chances. Regarding their opponent, the Blues had 5 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal on that try. Colorado gave up 25 shots on goal and the Blues had 12 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+102)
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