Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+165) Avalanche (-190)
Ball Arena is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (13-8-2) will play the Arizona Coyotes (12-10-3) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Coyotes priced at +165 and the Avalanche are at -190. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Avalanche in their last outing. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 27 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 which means they had a Corsi rate of 33.3%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 55.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 113.3 for this matchup. Arizona compiled 4 minutes in the box in this contest. The Coyotes had a middle of the road offensive output in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 17 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 29.8%. They amassed 21 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to control the puck. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal. For the game, they finished 3 of the 14 shots they tried.
The Coyotes have had 773 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .906. While playing at even strength, the Coyotes have given up 58 goals while notching 48 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 85 power play tries (8th in professional hockey) and have racked up 15 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have scored 27 points and their points % is .540. Arizona has tried 650 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have racked up 66 goals (22nd in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 73. Arizona steps onto the ice with 85 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 21.18%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Darcy Kuemper. Over the course of his career, Kuemper has tallied 123 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .569. He has a save percentage of .918 for his 13,100 minutes on the ice. Kuemper has had 6,508 shot attempts against him and has gathered 5,972 saves. Opponents have racked up 536 goals against Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.45. He has amassed an overall mark of 103-79-31 and he has started in 216 games. Kuemper has taken the ice for 233 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their loss to Arizona, Colorado earned a 66.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Colorado had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 70.2% with a Fenwick of 40 and the Coyotes earning a 17 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 87 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 44.1%. The Avalanche recorded 2 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and tallied 1 out of those tries.
The Avalanche have racked up 49 goals at even strength and 21 goals (7th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Colorado has taken 754 shots (12th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.28%, while allowing their opponents 590 shots. During this campaign, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 70 goals, 28 points, and a points percentage of .609. They have a tally of 89 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 23.60%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 85.51% on their oppositions 69 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%. They have permitted 58 goals to be scored by of a combination of 48 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are expected to see Philipp Grubauer defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.40 goals/game and he has surrendered 420 goals overall. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts sits at 58.7% and he has qualified for 98 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 167 games and has been on the ice for 10,487 mins. Grubauer has accrued a lifetime mark of 91-59-20 and has played in 193 games. He has gathered 4,814 stops out of 5,234 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+165)
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