Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 10/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+240) Avalanche (-300)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks (24-25-7) are headed to Ball Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4). The Avalanche open this matchup at -300 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +240. The over/under opens at 6.
The Blackhawks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-4 loss against the Stars in their last outing. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive output in the defeat. In the game, they netted 4 out of the 23 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Chicago compiled 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 29 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 71 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 29.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 22 and the Fenwick against finished at 53, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 29.3%. They had 12 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts sat at 31.3% and they had a PDO of 119.0 for this one.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents had 151 power play tries (24th in pro hockey) and had a total of 35 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks had 1,888 shots tried against them and had a save percentage of .903. Chicago took 1,635 shots and were the owners of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. While playing at even strength, the Blackhawks surrendered 149 goals while getting 121. Chicago finished with 175 power play chances and notched 38 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 21.71%. For the previous campaign, they recorded 55 points and their points percentage was at .491. With regard to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks accumulated 159 goals (16th in professional hockey) in the prior season surrendered 184.
The man in goal for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. The opposition has been able to score 71 goals against Fleury in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 1.98. Fleury has been in net for 36 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is .928 for his 2,147 minutes played. He has amassed a mark of 26-10-0 and he has gotten the start in 36 games. For his career, Fleury is sitting with 26 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .722. Fleury has seen 989 shots taken against him and he has 918 saves.
Their last time out, Colorado went up against the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Avalanche took the loss by a final of 6-3. They had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup and scored 1 on that try. The Avalanche netted 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 79 and their percentage of oZS was 68.6%. Colorado had a 58.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.3% by accumulating a Fenwick of 40 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 35 Fenwick.
Colorado attempted 1,937 shots (2nd in hockey) and had a shot percentage of 10.17%, while allowing their opponent 1,423 shots. They earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.05% on the other team's 177 tries on the power play, and their save percentage was 90.7%. They recorded 207 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 22.71%. The Avalanche racked up 150 goals at even strength and 47 goals (2nd in hockey) while on the power play. They granted a total of 132 goals to be scored by of a combination of 102 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Colorado Avalanche earned 197 goals, 82 points, in addition to a points percentage of .732.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper between the pipes. He has recorded 644 saves out of the 710 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .907. Kuemper has earned a lifetime record of 10-11-3 and has been in net for 27 games. He has been a starter 27 contests and has been on the ice for 1,547 mins. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 55.6% and he has 15 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has yielded 66 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+240)
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