Colorado Avalanche vs Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/18/2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche (5-0-1, 1st in the Central Division) travel to BB&T Center on Friday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (2-2-2, 6th in the Atlantic Division). The Avalanche open this game at +102 while the Panthers are priced at -113. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Avalanche cover 83.3% of the time, having gone 5-1 SU. The Panthers cover 33.3% of the time, going 2-4 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche had a rough game after their 3 - 2 defeat against the Pittsburgh Penguins their last time out. The Avalanche didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 28 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Colorado racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 43 giving them a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 35, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 46.2%. They earned 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 34 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 61.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.4 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins racked up a total of 33 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 11 total points this season, which ranks them 4th in the NHL. They are 10th in the league in goals scored with 24 while they've given up 15 goals, ranking them 24th overall. They have had 25 power play opportunities and have scored 6 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 11th in the NHL. The Avalanche have allowed 17 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 13th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.97% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%. That puts them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Florida Panthers opposed the New Jersey Devils in a matchup where the Panthers notched a victory by a tally of 6 - 4. In this outing, Florida earned a 56.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 33 and their opponent having a Corsi of 25. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 61.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 27 and the Devils finishing with a 17 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Florida played and they looked good in this game. Their PDO was 98.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 63.2%. The Panthers converted 6 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play opportunities in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those chances. Regarding their opponent, the Devils had 3 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Florida gave up 21 shots on goal and the Devils racked up a total of 10 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers are 16th in the NHL with a total of 6 points this year. They have 5 power play goals on 23 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks them 17th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. That is 6th in the NHL. As a team, the Panthers are 14th in the league with 19 goals scored while they've given up 22 goals, which is 11th overall. They average 38 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.30%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 88%. That is 27th in the NHL.
Colorado is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2%, as they've attempted 248 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 256 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.7% as they have 181 attempts while they have given up 191 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 21st in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 45.3% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.7% for the season. That is 7th overall in the NHL. They have 123 face-off wins compared to 163 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 93 hits and they have blocked 65 shots from the opposition, putting them 17th overall.
The Panthers are 2nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 57.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 42.3% for the season, which is 30th in the NHL. They have 125 face-off wins compared to 143 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.6%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Florida has 98 hits and they have blocked 60 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Florida is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they've attempted 237 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 217 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53% ranks 8th as they have 177 attempts while they have given up 157 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Panthers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Florida Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Tony's Pick: Take Florida
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.