Avalanche vs Senators Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-200) Senators (+180)
Canadian Tire Centre is the site where Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (18-24-11, 7th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Colorado Avalanche (29-16-6, 3rd in the Central Division) on Thursday. The line on this game has the Avalanche priced at -200 and the Senators are at +180. The total opens at 12.5. The Avalanche cover 56.9% of the time, having gone 29-22 SU. Ottawa covers 34.0% of the time, going 18-35 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche come into this matchup with a record of 29 wins and 16 defeats, which puts them at 3rd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 188 goals which ranks 1st in the Western Conference and 4th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +39, which puts them at 3rd in the NHL. The Avalanche currently have a total of 64 pts, which ranks 12th in the NHL and 4th in the conference. In terms of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,684 which ranks 6th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL. As a unit, Colorado has racked up a total of 868 hits which has them averaging 17 per contest. They currently have a total of 604 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has totaled 1,777 minutes defending the goal for the season. Grubauer is allowing 2.84 goals against average which places him at 15th among West goaltenders and 31st among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has given up 84 goals. He has a save percentage of .909 which places him at 20th among West goaltenders.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 1 victory against the Buffalo Sabres their last time out. The Avalanche had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. In their game, they netted 6 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on. They also had 1 power play chance but weren't able to net one. Colorado earned a total of 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 53 and the Corsi against was 42 giving them a Corsi percentage of 55.8%. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against was 31, which gave them a rate of 56.3%. They earned 28 face-off wins and lost 22 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 46.7% and they had a PDO of 117.2 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Buffalo Sabres earned 24 shots. They finished with a total of 0 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Senators will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 18 wins and 24 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the conference and 26th in the NHL with -30. They currently have a total of 144 goals for the year which is 13th in the East. Ottawa has a save % as a team of .902 which currently has them ranked 18th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 9.1% which puts them at 12th in the conference. In net for Ottawa is Marcus Hogberg who is having a bad campaign by giving up 2.90 GAA and that has him ranked 21st among East goaltenders and 41st in the NHL among goalies. In the 806 mins he has played, he has allowed 39 goals. He has a save percentage of .912, which has him placed 13th among East goaltenders and 28th in the NHL among goalies.
The Ottawa Senators opposed the Anaheim Ducks in a game where the Senators took the loss by a final of 3 - 2. While out there on the ice, Ottawa wound up with a 42.5% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 37 and their opponent having a Corsi of 50. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Ducks having earned a 31 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Ottawa played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 91.3 and their oZS percentage was 59.4%. The Senators scored 2 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game and converted 2 out of those chances. Regarding their opponent, the Ducks had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Ottawa gave up 28 shots on goal and the Ducks racked up 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-200)
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