Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+165) Avalanche (-200)
Ball Arena is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (13-7-2) will play the Arizona Coyotes (11-10-3) on Monday. The line on this game has the Coyotes coming in at +165 and the Avalanche are at -200. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win over the Wild in their previous game. The Coyotes had a good offensive output in this win. For the game, they netted 5 out of the 31 shots they attempted. They also had 4 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. Arizona accumulated 13 penalty mins for this contest. The Corsi for the Coyotes came in at 49 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 51 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 49.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 43, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.9%. They compiled 33 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 39.0% and their PDO rating was 110.4 in this one.
The Coyotes have had 738 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .904. When at even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 57 goals while getting 46 when they are on offense. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 81 power play tries (6th in pro hockey) and have a total of 14 goals in those chances. For the current season, they sit with 25 points and their points percentage sits at .521. Arizona has tried 636 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.9%. With respect to scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 63 goals (24th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 71. Arizona has tallied 83 power play chances and they have notched 17 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 20.48%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has played in 232 games during his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 103-79-31 and he started in 215 games. Opponents have been able to score 534 goals against Kuemper in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.45. Kuemper has had 6,489 shots against him and he has 5,955 saves. His save percentage is at .918 for his 13,057 minutes in the crease. During his career on the ice, Kuemper has 122 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .567.
When they were on the ice last, Colorado squared up with the Ducks in a matchup where the Avalanche ended up losing by a mark of 5-4. They had a PDO at even strength of 99 and their oZS percentage was 52.6%. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and earned 1 out of those tries. They had a Fenwick percentage of 55.2% by compiling a Fenwick of 32 and the Ducks ending the game with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. The Avalanche netted 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. Colorado wound up with a 53.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado had and they looked good in this game.
The Avalanche are sitting with 48 goals at even strength and 20 goals (6th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Colorado has attempted 719 shots (15th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.46%, while allowing their opponents 576 shots. For the season, the Colorado Avalanche have notched a total of 68 goals, 28 points, and a points percentage of .636. They have a total of 85 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 23.53%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 86.57% on their opponents 67 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.5%. They have permitted 55 goals to be scored by of a combination of 46 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Philipp Grubauer in net. Grubauer is the owner of a career mark of 91-58-20 and has participated in 192 contests. Grubauer's quality start percentage comes out to 59.0% and he has accumulated 98 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 4,803 saves out of the 5,220 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .920. His opposition is averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has given up 417 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 166 games and has played for a total of 10,428 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+165)
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