Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Tips 11/21/2019
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-120) Wild (+109)
Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (8-11-2, 7th in the Central Division) play the Colorado Avalanche (13-6-2, 2nd in the Central Division) at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The Wild open this game at +109 while the Avalanche are priced at -120. The over/under is set at 6. The Avalanche cover 61.9% of the time, having gone 13-8 SU. Minnesota is covering 38.1% of the time, going 8-13 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche head into this game holding a record of 13 wins and 6 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 76 goals which ranks them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +15, which puts them at 5th in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 28 pts, which ranks them 6th in the league and 3rd in the West. Regarding shots on goal, they have a total of 672 which ranks them 6th in the Western Conference and 14th in the league. As a team, Colorado currently has a total of 263 hits which means they are averaging 12.5 per game. They have a total of 218 blocks for the year. The man between the pipes for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has racked up 724 mins in goal this season. Grubauer is surrendering 2.73 GAA which has him sitting 11th among West goalies and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he has allowed 33 goals. His save percentage is .917 which has him sitting 9th among West goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Calgary Flames their last time out. The Avalanche had a middle of the road offensive outing in this victory. For this matchup, they netted 3 out of the 26 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Colorado had a total of 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 52 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 43.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 and the Fenwick against sat at 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.2%. They took 19 face-off wins and lost 23 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 44.8% and they had a PDO of 110.9 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Calgary Flames earned 33 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Wild are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 8 victories and 11 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are currently ranked 12th in the conference and 25th in the NHL with -13. They currently have a total of 57 goals for the season which puts them at 14th in the Western Conference. Minnesota has a save % as a team of .892 which is good for 25th in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 9.4% which puts them at 7th in the West. In goal for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a tough season by allowing 3.35 goals against average and that ranks him 20th among Western Conference goalies and 40th in the NHL among goalies. In the 751 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's given up 42 goals. He holds a save percentage of .893, which has him ranked 17th among Western Conference goalies and 38th in the NHL among goalies.
The Minnesota Wild faced the Buffalo Sabres in an outing where the Wild got the victory by a tally of 4 - 1. For this matchup, Minnesota went home with a 40.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 25 and their opponent having a Corsi of 37. They had a Fenwick percentage of 43.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Sabres ending the game with a 29 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Minnesota played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 113.8 and they had an oZS percentage of 29.0%. The Wild notched 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 7 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Sabres had 3 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. Minnesota conceded 31 shots on goal and the Sabres racked up 14 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-120) and over the total goals
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