Colorado Avalanche vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Parlay 10/16/2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
PPG Paints Arena
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PPG Paints Arena is the venue where Jake Guentzel and the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2-0, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (5-0-0, 1st in the Central Division) on Wednesday. The Avalanche open this game at +104 while the Penguins are coming in at -115. The total is set at 6.5. The Avalanche cover 100.0% of the time, having gone 5-0 SU. The Penguins cover 66.7% of the time, going 4-2 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 victory over the Washington Capitals in their last game. The Avalanche played really well in this win. In this matchup, they converted 6 out of the 25 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Colorado earned 11 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 44 and the Corsi against was 46 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 48.9%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a rate of 50.0%. They won 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 31.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 115.1 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Washington Capitals earned 32 shots. They had a total of 25 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 2 power play chances. Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 10 total points this season, which ranks them 4th in the NHL. They are 9th in the league in goals scored with 22 while they've given up 12 goals, ranking them 25th overall. They have had 22 power play opportunities and have scored 6 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 8th in the NHL. The Avalanche have allowed 14 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, putting them 19th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 14.01% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%. That puts them 6th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Pittsburgh Penguins played the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Penguins earned a win by a tally of 7 - 2. While out there on the ice, Pittsburgh had a 39.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 23 and their opponent having a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate was 39.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 17 and the Jets finishing with a 26 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Pittsburgh played and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO of 128.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 39.7%. The Penguins netted 7 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and converted 1 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Jets had 6 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal on that chance. Pittsburgh gave way to 29 shots on goal and the Jets had 4 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 7th in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 23 opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That ranks them 11th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 14 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. That is 18th in the NHL. As a team, the Penguins are 1st in the league with 25 goals scored while they've given up 16 goals, which is 19th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 12.63%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 10th in the NHL.
Colorado is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2%, as they've attempted 206 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 213 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 151 attempts while they have given up 156 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 42% of the time, which is 28th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 58% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 105 face-off wins compared to 129 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.9%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense Colorado has 65 hits and they have blocked 57 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Penguins are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 45.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 54.2% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 136 face-off wins compared to 123 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 156 hits and they have blocked 60 shots from the opposition, which is 12th in the league. Pittsburgh is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've attempted 231 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 214 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.2% ranks 4th as they have 175 attempts while they have given up 154 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Penguins NHL game against the spread? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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