Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+263) Avalanche (-302)
Ball Arena is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (21-8-4) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (10-19-6) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Ducks coming in at +263 and the Avalanche are at -302. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Ducks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-1 victory over the Blues in their last game. The Corsi for the Ducks was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.9%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 55.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 114.1 for this game. Anaheim compiled 12 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Ducks had a good offensive performance in the win. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick rate of 44.4%. They accumulated 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but didn't convert it into a score. In the game, they netted 4 of the 24 shots they put on goal.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 100 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have earned 24 goals in those attempts. The Ducks have had 1,024 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .889. Anaheim has taken 964 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.0%. At even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 90 goals while notching 68 of their own. Anaheim has accumulated 80 power play chances and they have added 9 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 11.25%. For the current season, they have 26 points and their points percentage sits at .371. When talking about scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 77 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 114.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Ryan Miller. Miller has played in 793 games during his hockey career. He has earned a record of 390-288-87 and he started in 640 games. Opponents have notched 2,018 goals against Miller in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.62. Miller has seen 23,596 shot attempts against him and he has 21,578 total saves. His save percentage sits at .914 during his 45,962 mins played. In his professional hockey career, Miller has earned 363 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .567.
When they took the ice last, Colorado played the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Avalanche ended up losing by a score of 3-2. Colorado wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Colorado played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 22 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 103 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 43.8%. The Avalanche scored 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Avalanche are sitting with 86 goals at even strength and 27 goals (6th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Colorado has attempted 1,150 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.83%, while allowing their opponents 833 shots. During this campaign, the Colorado Avalanche have earned a total of 113 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .697. They have recorded 117 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.08%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 87.00% on their opponents 100 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.1%. They have allowed 74 goals to be scored by of a combination of 61 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Philipp Grubauer between the pipes. He has accrued 5,010 stops out of 5,438 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .921. Grubauer has compiled a lifetime mark of 99-59-21 and has participated in 202 games. He has started in 175 games and has racked up 11,013 minutes. Grubauer's quality start percentage comes out to 60.6% and he has accumulated 106 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.33 goals per contest and he has surrendered 428 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-302) and under 5.5 goals
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