Avalanche vs Flyers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+102) Flyers (-113)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Brian Elliott and the Philadelphia Flyers (27-17-6, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Colorado Avalanche (28-15-6, 2nd in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Flyers open this game at -113 while the Avalanche are coming in at +102. The over/under opens at 6. The Avalanche cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 28-21 SU. Philadelphia is covering 48.9% of the time, going 22-23 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche come into this matchup holding a record of 28 wins and 15 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 179 goals which has them sitting at 1st in the Western Conference and 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +37, which is good for 3rd in the league. The Avalanche currently have a total of 62 points, which has them sitting at 8th in the league and 2nd in the West. When looking at shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,626 which has them sitting at 6th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. As a team, Colorado has a total of 839 hits which means they have an average of 17.1 per game. They currently have a total of 580 blocks for the year. The goalie for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has racked up 1,659 minutes in net for the year. Grubauer is giving up 2.82 GAA which ranks him 12th among Western Conference goalies and 27th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he's surrendered 78 goals. He has a save percentage of .910 which ranks him 16th among Western Conference goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in their last contest. The Avalanche had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 6 of the 46 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal out of those chances. Colorado racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 55 and the Corsi against was 35 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 61.1%. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against was 24, which means they had a rate of 64.2%. They took 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 20 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 64.3% and they had a PDO of 98.9 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Detroit Red Wings earned a total of 25 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Flyers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 27 victories and 17 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the conference and 13th in the NHL with +8. They have a total of 153 goals for this year which is 10th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .901 which has them ranked 20th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.7% putting them at 10th in the East. In net for Philadelphia is Brian Elliott who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.89 goals against average and that has him ranked 18th among East goalies and 34th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,266 mins he has been on the ice, he has surrendered 61 goals. He has a save % of .904, which puts him at 23rd among East goalies and 45th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers went up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in an outing where the Flyers earned a victory by a tally of 3 - 0. While out there on the ice, Philadelphia had a 54.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 48 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.9% by notching a Fenwick of 38 and the Penguins having earned a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Philadelphia played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO of 111.5 and their percentage of oZS was 46.7%. The Flyers scored 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but were not able to net one. On the other side of the ice, the Penguins had 3 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Philadelphia gave way to 19 shots on goal and the Penguins had 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (+102)
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