Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes Predictions, Game 3 Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-175) Coyotes (+145)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche head to Rogers Place on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes. The odds on this game have the Avalanche priced at -175 and the Coyotes are at +145. The total opens at 6.5. The Avalanche cover 59.4% of the time, having gone 41-28 SU. The Coyotes cover 43.1% of the time, going 28-37 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche head into this game holding a record of 42 wins and 20 defeats, putting them at 2nd in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 236 goals which ranks 1st in the conference and 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +46, putting them at 3rd in the league. The Avalanche have earned a total of 92 points, which ranks 4th in the league and 2nd in the West. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 2,257 which ranks 4th in the West and 8th in the league. As a team, Colorado currently has a total of 1,209 hits which has them averaging 17.3 per game. They have earned a total of 848 blocks for the season. The goaltender for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,057 minutes in goal for the year. Grubauer is surrendering 2.63 GAA which puts him at 9th in the Western Conference and 20th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 90 goals. His save % is .916 which puts him at 14th in the Western Conference.
The Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3 - 0 win over the Coyotes in Game 1. The Avalanche had a middle of the road offensive outing in the win. For the matchup, they scored on 3 of the 40 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Colorado had a total of 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 64 and the Corsi against was 43 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 59.8%. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick against sat at 24, which tells us they had a rate of 64.7%. They took 28 face-off wins and lost 26 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 48.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.4 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Arizona Coyotes tallied a total of 14 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Coyotes will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 33 victories and 29 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they sit 7th in the West and 15th in the NHL with +7. They have earned a total of 190 goals for this season which has them at 11th in the West. Arizona has a team save % of .919 which has them sitting 3rd in the NHL, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a shooting percentage of 8.6% which is good for 13th in the conference. In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having an average season by allowing 2.22 GAA and that places him 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 4th in the NHL. In the 1,753 minutes he has played this season, he has given up 65 goals. He's earned a save % of .928, which puts him at 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL.
In Game 1 Arizona earned a 40.2% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 43 while they gave up a Corsi of 64. They had a Fenwick percentage of 35.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 24 and the Avalanche ending the game with a 44 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 94.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.2%. The Coyotes scored 0 goals out of the 14 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Avalanche had 2 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal. Arizona conceded 40 shots on goal and the Avalanche ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+145)
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