Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Gila River Arena
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (8-2-2, 1st in the Central Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (7-4-1, 6th in the Pacific Division). The line on this contest has the Avalanche priced at -119 and the Coyotes are at +108. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Avalanche are covering 66.7% of the time, having gone 8-4 SU. The Coyotes are covering 54.6% of the time, going 6-5 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche step onto the ice with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 47 goals which is 2nd in the West and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +13, which puts them at 5th in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 18 pts, which is 6th in the league and 3rd in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 375 which is 12th in the conference and 23rd in the league. As a unit, Colorado currently has a total of 171 hits which means they have an average of 14.3 per game. They have a total of 118 blocks for the season. The man protecting the goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has racked up 546 minutes protecting the goal for the year. Grubauer is allowing an average of 2.75 goals per contest which places him at 14th among West goalies and 25th among goalies in the NHL. So far this season, he's surrendered 25 goals. He's earned a save % of .916 which places him at 11th among West goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche will look for better times on the ice after their 4 - 3 defeat against the Florida Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Avalanche had an average offensive performance in this defeat. For this outing, they scored on 3 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Colorado racked up 25 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 36 and the Corsi against at even strength was 39 giving them a Corsi percentage of 48.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 and the Fenwick against was 32, which earned them a rate of 48.4%. They took 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 44.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.9 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Florida Panthers earned a total of 38 shots. They finished with a total of 21 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The Coyotes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 7 victories and 4 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they sit 4th in the West and 11th in the league with +6. They have a total of 34 goals for the season which is 11th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a save % as a team of .923 which has them ranked 3rd in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.0% putting them at 9th in the Western Conference. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a good season by allowing only 1.87 goals per contest and that ranks him 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd among goalies in the NHL. In the 481 minutes he's been on the ice, he's allowed 15 goals. He has a save % of .933, which has him placed 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd among goalies in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes played the Montreal Canadiens in an outing where the Coyotes took the defeat by a tally of 4 - 1. In this matchup, Arizona earned a 51.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 44 while the opposition had a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.0% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Canadiens having earned a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 86.6 and they had an oZS percentage of 64.7%. The Coyotes netted 1 goal of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 2 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Arizona allowed 36 shots on goal and the Canadiens had 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-119)
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