Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+123) Avalanche (-136)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (14-8-2, 4th in the Central Division) play the Chicago Blackhawks (10-9-5, 6th in the Central Division) at Pepsi Center on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The odds on this game have the Blackhawks priced at +123 and the Avalanche are at -136. The O/U opens at 6. The Blackhawks are covering 41.7% of the time, having gone 10-14 SU. Colorado covers 58.3% of the time, going 14-10 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks come into the game holding a record of 10 wins and 9 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 69 goals which has them ranked at 13th in the conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is +3, which puts them at 16th in the league. The Blackhawks have compiled a total of 25 pts, which has them ranked at 25th in the league and 13th in the West. When it comes to shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 743 which has them ranked at 14th in the Western Conference and 26th in the league. As a team, Chicago has collected a total of 488 hits which means they have an average of 20.3 per game. They have compiled a total of 245 blocks for the year. In net for Chicago is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has totaled 733 mins defending the net this season. Khudobin is conceding an average of 2.38 GAA which puts him at 6th among West goalies and 8th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 29 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .938 which puts him at 1st among West goalies.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 win against the Dallas Stars in their previous game. The Blackhawks offense showed they have some room for improvement in this win. In their game, they scored on 3 out of the 38 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 1 power play chance and scored 1 goal on that chance. Chicago earned a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 44 and the Corsi against was 38 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 53.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against was 27, telling us they have a rate of 54.2%. They won 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 52.8% and they had a PDO of 107.1 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Dallas Stars earned a total of 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 2 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Avalanche are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 14 victories and 8 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they currently sit 1st in the conference and 4th in the NHL with +15. They have earned a total of 85 goals for this season which is 1st in the conference. Colorado has a team save percentage of .910 which has them sitting 9th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.8% which is good for 1st in the conference. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having an average season by allowing 2.86 GAA and that has him ranked 16th among West goalies and 27th in the NHL among goalies. In the 862 minutes he's played this season, he's surrendered 41 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .912, which ranks him 13th among West goalies and 20th in the NHL among goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche faced off against the Edmonton Oilers in a game where the Avalanche notched a victory by a score of 4 - 1. In this matchup, Colorado went home with a 63.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 59 while their opponent had a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 66.2% by notching a Fenwick of 47 and the Oilers earning a 24 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Colorado played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO at even strength was 104.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 77.3%. The Avalanche scored 4 goals out of the 50 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game but were not able to net one. Concerning their opponent, the Oilers had 1 power play opportunity but were not able to notch a goal. Colorado gave way to 20 shots on goal and the Oilers earned 29 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+123)
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