Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks Predictions, Hockey Picks 3/6/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-145) Canucks (+131)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (34-26-6, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the Colorado Avalanche (40-18-8, 2nd in the Central Division) at Rogers Arena on Friday, March 6, 2020. The Avalanche open this contest at -145 while the Canucks are coming in at +131. The total opens at 5.5. The Avalanche are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 39-26 SU. The Canucks are covering 49.2% of the time, going 31-32 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche step onto the ice holding a record of 40 victories and 18 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 225 goals which ranks them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +49, which is good for 2nd in the NHL. The Avalanche have earned a total of 88 pts, which ranks them 3rd in the NHL and 2nd in the West. in respect to shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 2,151 which ranks them 5th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. As a team, Colorado has compiled a total of 1,128 hits which has them averaging 17.1 per game. They have earned a total of 797 blocks for this season. The man in net for Colorado is Pavel Francouz from Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He is 29 years old and has totaled 1,673 mins in goal for the campaign. Francouz is allowing an average of 2.29 goals per contest which puts him at 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he has surrendered 64 goals. He holds a save percentage of .927 which puts him at 3rd in the Western Conference.
The Colorado Avalanche will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 3 loss against the Anaheim Ducks in their previous contest. The Avalanche offense didn't overly impress in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they converted 3 of the 35 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals out of those attempts. Colorado earned a total of 13 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 65 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick was 47 while the Fenwick against sat at 36, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 56.6%. They took 31 face-off wins at even strength and lost 20 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 54.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.2 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Anaheim Ducks earned a total of 30 shots. They finished with a total of 15 penalty mins and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Canucks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 34 victories and 26 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the league with +8. They currently have a total of 213 goals for the year which ranks them 4th in the Western Conference. Vancouver has a team save % of .907 which currently has them sitting 12th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% which is good for 5th in the Western Conference. In net for Vancouver is Thatcher Demko who is having a bad campaign by giving up 3.08 goals against average and that places him 28th among West goalies and 52nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,346 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he's allowed 69 goals. He holds a save percentage of .904, which ranks him 25th among West goalies and 49th among goalies in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks faced the Arizona Coyotes in an outing where the Canucks took a loss by a final of 4 - 2. In this game, Vancouver wound up with a 51.8% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 58 while the opposition had a Corsi of 54. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 56.2% by notching a Fenwick of 50 and the Coyotes earning a 39 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vancouver had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO was 92.9 and they had an oZS percentage of 53.3%. The Canucks netted 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this one and were able to net 1 out of those chances. Regarding their opponent, the Coyotes had 3 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal. Vancouver conceded 40 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-145)
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