Penguins vs Avalanche Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/10/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+136) Avalanche (-150)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (25-15-4, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (26-12-5, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) at Pepsi Center on Friday, January 10, 2020. The Avalanche open this matchup at -150 while the Penguins are priced at +136. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Penguins are covering 58.5% of the time, having gone 24-17 SU. Colorado covers 56.8% of the time, going 25-19 straight up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins head into this game holding a record of 26 wins and 12 losses, ranking them 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 144 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the East and 7th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +28, ranking them 5th in the NHL. The Penguins currently have a total of 57 points, which has them sitting at 4th in the NHL and 3rd in the East. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,418 which has them sitting at 7th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a team, Pittsburgh has earned a total of 1,155 hits which means they are averaging 26.9 per game. They currently have a total of 491 blocks for the year. In goal for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has totaled 1,204 minutes minding the net for the season. Jarry is giving up 2.04 goals against average which has him ranked 1st among East goaltenders and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he's surrendered 41 goals. He has a save percentage of .934 which has him ranked 2nd among East goaltenders.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in their previous contest. The Penguins had a good offensive performance in this victory. For this matchup, they scored on 4 of the 16 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Pittsburgh earned a total of 6 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 29 and the Corsi against was 60 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 32.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 23 and the Fenwick against was 46, giving them a rate of 33.3%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 23.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 112.9 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights put up 34 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play chances.
The Avalanche will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 25 victories and 15 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they rank 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NHL with +30. They have a total of 159 goals for the year which has them sitting at 1st in the conference. Colorado has a save percentage as a team of .910 which has them sitting 8th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.0% which puts them at 1st in the Western Conference. In net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having a bad season by surrendering 2.92 goals per contest and that has him ranked 16th among West goaltenders and 33rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,478 mins he's been on the ice, he's given up 72 goals. He has a save % of .909, which has him sitting 17th among West goaltenders and 32nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
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The Colorado Avalanche went up against the New York Rangers in a game where the Avalanche ended up taking the loss by a final of 5 - 3. In their game, Colorado wound up with a 53.4% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 47 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.7% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Rangers earning a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Colorado played and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their PDO was 96.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 63.3%. The Avalanche scored 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Rangers had 3 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Colorado conceded 29 shots on goal and the Rangers ended up with 11 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-150)
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