Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Point Spread Picks 11/16/2019
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+102) Canucks (-113)
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (10-7-3, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Colorado Avalanche (11-6-2, 2nd in the Central Division) at Rogers Arena on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The line on this contest has the Avalanche coming in at +102 and the Canucks are at -113. The total opens at 6.5. The Avalanche are covering 57.9% of the time, having gone 11-8 SU. Vancouver covers 44.4% of the time, going 8-10 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche head into this matchup holding a record of 11 victories and 6 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 68 goals which ranks 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +13, ranking them 4th in the NHL. The Avalanche currently have a total of 24 pts, which ranks 6th in the NHL and 3rd in the Western Conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 623 which ranks 6th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a team, Colorado currently has a total of 246 hits which means they have an average of 12.9 per game. They currently have a total of 189 blocks for the year. In net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has played 664 mins minding the goal this year. Grubauer is conceding 2.80 goals per game which has him ranking 13th among West goalies and 23rd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's given up 31 goals. He has a save percentage of .915 which has him ranking 8th among West goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6 - 2 defeat to the Edmonton Oilers in their previous contest. The Avalanche offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Colorado ended up with 17 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 39 and the Corsi against was 25 giving them a Corsi percentage of 60.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 while the Fenwick against sat at 18, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 59.1%. They earned 14 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 67.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.8 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers put up 28 shots. They had a total of 15 penalty minutes and they notched 6 power play attempts.
The Canucks will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 10 victories and 7 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 4th in the West and 8th in the NHL with +10. They have a total of 63 goals for the season which is 4th in the Western Conference. Vancouver has a team save % of .914 which currently has them ranked 8th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.4% ranking them 6th in the West. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average season by giving up 2.59 GAA and that ranks him 9th in the West and 14th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 787 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 34 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .914, which has him ranked 13th in the West and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks opposed the Dallas Stars in a game where the Canucks were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 4 - 2. In their game, Vancouver earned a 57.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 45 and the other team having a Corsi of 34. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.9% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Stars having earned a 28 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vancouver played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 86.5 and their oZS percentage was 46.4%. The Canucks scored 2 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Stars had 2 power play attempts but didn't tally a goal. Vancouver allowed 29 shots on goal and the Stars earned 11 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-113)
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