Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+126) Avalanche (-139)
Hunter Miska and the Colorado Avalanche (12-7-1) host the Anaheim Ducks (6-12-5) at Ball Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Ducks priced at +126 and the Avalanche are at -139. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Ducks will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 loss to the Blues their last time out. The Ducks offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 2 of the 29 shots they put on net. They also had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. Anaheim garnered 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 49 and the Corsi against was at 38 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 56.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.4%. They amassed 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them were at 54.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.0 in this game.
The Ducks have had 662 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .899. When at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 55 goals while scoring 41 as an offensive unit. Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 63 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have come away with 12 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 17 points and their points percentage is .370. Anaheim has tried 629 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.5%. Concerning scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 47 goals (29th in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 67. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 55 power play opportunities and they have scored 6 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 10.91%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Ryan Miller. Throughout his time in hockey, Miller is sitting with 360 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .569. His save percentage is at .915 during his 45,575 minutes on the ice. Miller has had 23,404 shots against him and has amassed 21,411 saves. The opposition has notched 1,993 goals versus Miller in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.61. He has compiled a mark of 388-283-87 and he started in 633 games. Miller has been involved in 785 games during his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Colorado faced the Sharks in a game where the Avalanche took home the victory by a mark of 4-0. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. The Avalanche recorded 4 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 112 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.6%. Colorado had a 58.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Colorado played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.3% with a Fenwick of 40 and the Sharks having racked up a 31 Fenwick.
The Avalanche have 42 goals at even strength and 19 goals (5th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Colorado has attempted 652 shots (16th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.36%, while allowing the opposition 521 shots. So far this season, the Colorado Avalanche are sitting with 61 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .625. They have recorded 79 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 24.05%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 88.89% on their opponents 63 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have allowed 48 goals to be scored by of a combination of 41 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Hunter Miska in the crease. His opponents are averaging 3.06 goals per game and he has surrendered 10 goals altogether. Miska's quality start rate comes in at 33.3% and he has accumulated 1 quality start in his career. He got the starting nod in 3 games and has played 196 mins. Miska is the owner of a lifetime record of 1-1-1 and has been in net for 4 contests. He has accounted for 76 saves out of the 86 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .884.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+126)
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