Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks 10/30/2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Pepsi Center is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (8-2-1, 1st in the Central Division) will play the Florida Panthers (5-3-4, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Panthers coming in at +127 and the Avalanche are at -140. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Panthers are covering 36.4% of the time, having gone 4-7 SU. The Avalanche are covering 72.7% of the time, going 8-3 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game holding a record of 5 victories and 3 losses, ranking them 4th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 42 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the East and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, ranking them 19th in the league. The Panthers have earned a total of 14 points, which has them ranked at 14th in the league and 7th in the Eastern Conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 408 which has them ranked at 2nd in the East and 4th in the league. As a unit, Florida currently has a total of 178 hits which means they have an average of 14.8 per contest. They have earned a total of 121 blocks for this year. Protecting the net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has totaled 509 minutes in goal for the season. Bobrovsky is conceding 3.65 GAA which has him ranked 24th among East goalies and 42nd among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 31 goals. His save percentage is .874 which has him ranked 25th among East goalies.
The Florida Panthers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 7 - 2 defeat against the Vancouver Canucks in their last game. The Panthers had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In their game, they netted 2 out of the 31 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Florida ended up with 4 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 36 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 29, meaning they had a rate of 47.3%. They won 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 53.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 76.3 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vancouver Canucks put up 36 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The Avalanche will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 8 wins and 2 losses. Regarding goal differential, they rank 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the NHL with +14. They have a total of 44 goals for this year which ranks them 2nd in the Western Conference. Colorado has a save % as a team of .919 which has them 7th in the NHL, which means they are a tough team to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 12.8% which puts them at 2nd in the West. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.59 goals per contest and that has him ranked 12th among Western Conference goalies and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 486 minutes he has played this year, he's allowed 21 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .920, which has him ranking 11th among Western Conference goalies and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Colorado Avalanche squared up with the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup where the Avalanche took the loss by a tally of 5 - 2. While out there on the ice, Colorado had a 56.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 37 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 28. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.3% with a Fenwick of 25 and the Ducks earning a 21 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 77.8 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 41.8%. The Avalanche netted 2 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they pursued. They had 6 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 2 out of those tries. In discussing their opponent, the Ducks had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Colorado conceded 27 shots on goal and the Ducks had 12 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (+127)
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