Red Wings vs Avalanche Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/20/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+284) Avalanche (-325)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (27-15-6, 2nd in the Central Division) play the Detroit Red Wings (12-33-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) at Pepsi Center on Monday, January 20, 2020. The Red Wings open this matchup at +284 while the Avalanche are priced at -325. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Red Wings are covering 22.9% of the time, having gone 11-37 SU. Colorado is covering 56.3% of the time, going 27-21 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings come into this matchup with a record of 12 wins and 33 losses, putting them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 103 goals which has them sitting at 16th in the conference and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -85, putting them at 31st in the league. The Red Wings have a total of 28 pts, which has them sitting at 31st in the league and 16th in the conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,378 which has them sitting at 15th in the conference and 30th in the league. As a unit, Detroit has compiled a total of 1,036 hits which means they are averaging 21.1 per contest. They have a total of 538 blocks for the season. The man protecting the goal for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 1,079 mins minding the net this year. Howard is conceding 4.06 goals against average which has him sitting 33rd in the East and 67th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has given up 73 goals. His save % is .883 which has him sitting 32nd in the East.
The Detroit Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 4 - 1 loss to the Florida Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In this game, they scored on 1 out of the 28 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 7 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Detroit earned 27 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 30 and the Corsi against was 44 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 40.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 21 while the Fenwick against was 34, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 38.2%. They earned 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost 16 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 53.1% and they had a PDO of 95.6 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Florida Panthers racked up 38 shots. They ended the game with 19 penalty minutes and they notched 6 power play attempts.
The Avalanche are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 27 wins and 15 losses. When looking at goal differential, they currently sit 1st in the Western Conference and 3rd in the NHL with +34. They have earned a total of 173 goals for the year which has them at 1st in the Western Conference. Colorado has a save % as a team of .910 which currently has them ranked 8th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.9% which is good for 1st in the Western Conference. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having an average year by giving up 2.82 goals per contest and that has him ranked 12th among West goalies and 26th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,659 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 78 goals. He holds a save % of .910, which puts him at 16th among West goalies and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Colorado Avalanche went up against the St. Louis Blues in a game where the Avalanche notched a win by a final of 5 - 3. In their game, Colorado wound up with a 45.2% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 33 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick rate was 44.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 24 and the Blues having earned a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Colorado had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 117.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.6%. The Avalanche scored 5 goals of the 18 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Blues had 4 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. Colorado conceded 24 shots on goal and the Blues earned 8 penalty mins.
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Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+284)
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