Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/19/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+176) Avalanche (-222)
Rogers Place is the site where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche will play the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. Colorado leads the series 3-1. The Avalanche open this matchup at -222 while the Coyotes are coming in at +176. The O/U is 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 Coyotes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 7 - 1 loss against the Avalanche in Game 4. The Coyotes had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 15 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal out of those attempts. Arizona had 16 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 26 and the Corsi against was 45 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 36.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 16 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 33, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 32.7%. They took 22 face-off wins and lost 24 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 57.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 78.9 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche tallied 30 shots. They ended the game with 10 penalty mins and they notched 7 power play opportunities.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 33 victories and 29 losses, ranking them 5th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 190 goals which is 11th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +7, ranking them 15th in the NHL. The Coyotes currently have a total of 74 points, which is 22nd in the NHL and 11th in the West. When talking about shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 2,220 which is 7th in the conference and 13th in the NHL. As a team, Arizona has a total of 1,317 hits which means they have an average of 18.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 850 blocks for the season. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 1,753 mins minding the goal for the season. Kuemper is giving up an average of 2.22 goals against average which puts him at 2nd among West goaltenders and 4th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 65 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .928 which puts him at 2nd among West goaltenders.
In Game 4 Colorado had a 63.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 45 while they gave up a Corsi of 26. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 67.3% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Coyotes finishing with a 16 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado had and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 121.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 42.9%. The Avalanche notched 7 goals of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 7 power play opportunities in this one and converted 3 out of those attempts. In discussing their opponent, the Coyotes had 4 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Colorado allowed 15 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned a total of 16 penalty minutes.
The Avalanche will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 42 victories and 20 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the Western Conference and 3rd in the NHL with +46. They currently have a total of 236 goals for this year which has them sitting at 1st in the West. Colorado has a team save percentage of .913 which has them ranked 6th in the NHL, which means they are a tough team to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% putting them at 3rd in the Western Conference. In net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.63 goals per contest and that has him 9th in the Western Conference and 20th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,057 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's surrendered 90 goals. His save % is .916, which ranks him 14th in the Western Conference and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+176)
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