Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks 11/19/2019
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+100) Flames (-110)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (10-10-3, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (12-6-2, 2nd in the Central Division) on Tuesday. The Flames open this matchup at -110 while the Avalanche are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 6. The Avalanche are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 12-8 SU. The Flames are covering 38.1% of the time, going 8-13 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche come into this matchup holding a record of 12 wins and 6 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 73 goals which has them sitting at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +14, which is good for 5th in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 26 pts, which has them sitting at 7th in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 646 which has them sitting at 6th in the West and 14th in the league. As a group, Colorado has a total of 255 hits which means they are averaging 12.8 per contest. They have a total of 201 blocks for the season. The man in net for is Pavel Francouz from Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 362 mins defending the net for the season. is giving up an average of 2.82 GAA which has him sitting 14th among West goaltenders and 26th in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 17 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .915 which has him sitting 12th among West goaltenders.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 4 victory against the Vancouver Canucks in their last game. The Avalanche had a solid offensive output in the victory. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 5 of the 23 shots they tried. They also had 5 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Colorado had a total of 14 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 20 and the Corsi against was 46 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 30.3%. Their Fenwick was 15 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 34, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 30.6%. They earned 13 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 58.5% and they had a PDO of 120.8 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vancouver Canucks racked up a total of 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 12 penalty mins and they earned a total of 6 power play opportunities.
The Flames are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 10 wins and 10 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they rank 13th in the conference and 26th in the league with -12. They have a total of 58 goals for the year which has them at 9th in the conference. Calgary has a save percentage as a team of .904 which has them 18th in the league, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 8.1% ranking them 14th in the West. In goal for Calgary is David Rittich who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.71 GAA and that has him 11th among West goalies and 19th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,020 minutes he has played this season, he has given up 46 goals. He has a save percentage of .914, which ranks him 13th among West goalies and 20th in the NHL among goalies.
The Calgary Flames squared up with the Vegas Golden Knights in a game where the Flames took the defeat by a tally of 6 - 0. For this game, Calgary had a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 52 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 52. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.5% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Golden Knights having earned a 42 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 80.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.3%. The Flames converted 0 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for the opposition, the Golden Knights had 3 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal. Calgary allowed 37 shots on goal and the Golden Knights had a total of 12 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (+100)
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