Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes Predictions, Game 4 Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-185) Coyotes (+160)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes host the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place on Monday. Colorado leads the series 2-1. The odds on this contest have the Avalanche coming in at -185 and the Coyotes are at +160. The total opens at 5.5. The Avalanche are covering 59.4% of the time, having gone 41-28 SU. The Coyotes are covering 43.1% of the time, going 28-37 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche come into this matchup with a record of 42 victories and 20 defeats, which puts them at 2nd in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 236 goals which has them at 1st in the conference and 4th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +46, which puts them at 3rd in the NHL. The Avalanche have compiled a total of 92 points, which has them at 4th in the NHL and 2nd in the West. Regarding shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 2,257 which has them at 4th in the Western Conference and 8th in the NHL. As a unit, Colorado has compiled a total of 1,209 hits which means they have an average of 17.3 per contest. They have compiled 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 played a total of 2,057 mins in goal this season. Grubauer is giving up an average of 2.63 goals against average which has him sitting 9th in the West and 20th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he has allowed 90 goals. He has a save percentage of .916 which has him sitting 14th in the West.
The Avalanche will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 2 loss against the Coyotes in Game 3. The Avalanche offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. For the game, they finished 2 of the 51 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. Colorado racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 75 and the Corsi against was 33 giving them a Corsi percentage of 69.4%. Their Fenwick was 53 and the Fenwick against sat at 26, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 67.1%. They won 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 42.1% and they had a PDO of 83.8 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Arizona Coyotes put up 23 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty minutes and they had 3 power play chances.
The Coyotes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 33 victories and 29 losses. Regarding goal differential, they rank 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL with +7. They currently have a total of 190 goals for the season which puts them at 11th in the West. Arizona has a team save % of .919 which has them sitting 3rd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.6% ranking them 13th in the West. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.22 GAA and that ranks him 2nd in the Western Conference and 4th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,753 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's given up 65 goals. He holds a save % of .928, which has him placed 2nd in the Western Conference and 5th among goalies in the NHL.
In Game 3 Arizona had a 30.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 33 while they allowed a Corsi of 75. Their Fenwick percentage was 32.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Avalanche ending the game with a 53 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Arizona had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 116.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 56.4%. The Coyotes converted 4 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but were not able to net one. On the other side of the ice, the Avalanche had 3 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Arizona gave up 51 shots on goal and the Avalanche had 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+160)
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