Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions, Game 2 Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+165) Avalanche (-204)
Rogers Place is the site where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche will take on the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Colorado leads the series 1-0. The moneyline on this matchup has the Coyotes coming in at +165 and the Avalanche are at -204. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Coyotes are covering 43.1% of the time, having gone 28-37 SU. The Avalanche are covering 59.4% of the time, going 41-28 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes step onto the ice holding a record of 33 wins and 29 defeats, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 190 goals which ranks them 11th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +7, which puts them at 15th in the NHL. The Coyotes have earned a total of 74 pts, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL and 11th in the Western Conference. In terms of shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 2,220 which ranks them 7th in the West and 13th in the NHL. As a unit, Arizona has compiled a total of 1,317 hits which means they have an average of 18.8 per game. They have earned a total of 850 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has totaled 1,753 minutes in net this year. Kuemper is conceding 2.22 goals against average which has him sitting 2nd in the Western Conference and 4th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has allowed 65 goals. His save percentage is .928 which has him sitting 2nd in the Western Conference.
The Coyotes were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 0 loss against the Avalanche in Game 1. The Coyotes didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the game, they were 0 for 14 on shots. They also had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Arizona ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 64 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 40.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 44, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 35.3%. They took 26 face-off wins and lost 28 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 51.2% and they had a PDO of 94.6 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche tallied 40 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Avalanche will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 42 wins and 20 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 1st in the conference and 3rd in the NHL with +46. They have compiled a total of 236 goals for the season which has them at 1st in the conference. Colorado has a save percentage as a team of .913 which has them sitting 6th in the NHL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are shooting 10.5% which is good for 3rd in the conference. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having an ok season by giving up 2.63 goals against average and that ranks him 9th in the West and 20th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,057 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has given up 90 goals. He has a save percentage of .916, which has him ranked 14th in the West and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL.
In game 1 Colorado went home with a 59.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 64 and they surrendered a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick rate came in at 64.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 44 and the Coyotes finishing with a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Colorado had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO of 105.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.8%. The Avalanche converted 3 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and netted 1 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Coyotes had 2 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Colorado allowed 14 shots on goal and the Coyotes racked up 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+165)
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