Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+220) Avalanche (-260)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (16-14-5) go to Ball Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (22-8-4). The Coyotes open this contest at +220 while the Avalanche are priced at -260. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 win over the Sharks in their last contest. The Coyotes had a good offensive outing in this win. In the game, they netted 4 of the 27 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 6 attempts on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. Arizona accrued 29 mins in the box in this outing. The Corsi for the Coyotes came in at 33 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 48 which means they had a Corsi rate of 40.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against was 37, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 41.3%. They accounted for 18 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 32.0% and they had a PDO of 116.7 for this one.
The Coyotes have had 1,100 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. At even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 82 goals while earning 67 when they are on offense. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 115 power play opportunities (6th in professional hockey) and have a total of 19 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have accumulated 37 points and their points percentage sits at .529. Arizona has taken 907 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. With respect to scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 89 goals (24th in the NHL) this year and have given up 101. Arizona has accumulated 120 power play opportunities and they have scored 22 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 18.33%.
The man in net for this game is Antti Raanta. Opponents have been able to score 435 goals against Raanta in his career and his goals against average is 2.44. Raanta has participated in 197 matchups over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .920 in his 10,679 minutes in the crease. He has compiled an overall record of 93-64-20 and he has gotten the start in 178 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Raanta has 113 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .635. Raanta has seen 5,443 shot attempts taken against him and he has 5,008 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Colorado faced the Ducks in a matchup where the Avalanche earned a victory by a mark of 5-2. Colorado earned a 65.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 73.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 44 and the Ducks having racked up a 16 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 93 and their percentage of oZS was 69.7%. The Avalanche netted 5 goals of the 48 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play opportunities in this one and notched 1 out of those chances.
On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 118 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .706. They have granted a total of 76 goals to be scored by of a combination of 63 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have accumulated 90 goals at even strength and 28 goals (6th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 123 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.76%. Colorado has attempted 1,198 shots (2nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.85%, while allowing their opponents 848 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 87.25% on their oppositions 102 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
For the opposition you will find Philipp Grubauer protecting the goal. Grubauer has earned a lifetime record of 100-59-21 and has participated in 203 games. Grubauer's rate of quality starts sits at 60.2% and he has accumulated 106 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has tallied 5,023 stops out of 5,453 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .921. His opponents are averaging 2.33 goals per game and he has relinquished 430 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 176 games and has played 11,073 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+220)
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