Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-167) Coyotes (+138)
Gila River Arena is the site where Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (9-7-3) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (9-6-1) on Friday. The Coyotes open this matchup at +138 while the Avalanche are coming in at -167. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Avalanche will look for better times on the ice after their 6-2 loss against the Wild in the last game they played. The Avalanche didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 32 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. Colorado compiled 8 minutes in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was sitting at 58 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 39 which means they had a Corsi rate of 59.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick Against sat at 33, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.2%. They earned 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 60.9% and they had a PDO of 82.4 for this game.
In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 46 goals (22nd in pro hockey) on the season and have allowed 38. For the season, they sit with 19 points and their points percentage is .594. Colorado has tallied 65 power play chances and they have scored 15 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 23.08%. When at even strength, the Avalanche let the opposition score 32 goals while scoring 31 on offense. Colorado has taken 509 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.0%. The Avalanche have had 425 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .911. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 53 power play opportunities (24th in the league) and have a total of 6 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has taken the ice for 188 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 88-57-20 and he started in 162 games. Opponents have tallied 408 goals versus Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.40. Grubauer has seen 5,115 shots against him and has accrued 4,707 saves. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 10,187 minutes guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Grubauer is sitting with 95 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .586.
The last time they were on the ice, Arizona faced off against the Ducks in a matchup where the Coyotes got the win by a mark of 4-3. Arizona went home with a 47.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 45.9% by compiling a Fenwick of 34 and the Ducks ending the game with a 40 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 105 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 42.1%. The Coyotes scored 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
Arizona has put up 514 shots (21st in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.73%, while allowing the other team 565 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.08% on their oppositions 65 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.6%. They have recorded 69 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.29%. The Coyotes have accumulated 36 goals at even strength and 14 goals (14th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 53 goals to be scored by of a combination of 42 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have earned a total of 50 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .553.
On the other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper in net. Kuemper is sitting with a career record of 102-79-31 and has played in 231 games. Kuemper's quality start rate comes in at 56.5% and he has 121 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accounted for 5,923 stops out of 6,455 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .918. Opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has relinquished 532 goals altogether. He has started in 214 games and has been on the ice for 12,997 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-167)
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