Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-175) Coyotes (+145)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (9-7-3) play the Colorado Avalanche (9-6-1) at Gila River Arena on Saturday. The line on this game has the Avalanche coming in at -175 and the Coyotes are at +145. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Avalanche were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-2 defeat to the Wild the last time they stepped on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 60.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 82.4 in this one. They had 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 52.2%. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 58 and the Corsi against was 39 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 59.8%. Colorado garnered 8 penalty mins in this game. They also had 4 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. The Avalanche had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. For the game, they finished 2 of the 32 shots they attempted.
Regarding scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 46 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) this year and have given up 38. For the season, they have recorded 19 points and their points % is .594. Colorado steps onto the ice with 65 power play opportunities and they have notched 15 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 23.08%. At even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 32 goals while having 31 themselves. Colorado has taken 509 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Avalanche have had 425 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .911. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 53 power play tries (26th in pro hockey) and have scored 6 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Throughout his time in hockey, Grubauer has accounted for 95 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .586. His save percentage is at .920 in his 10,187 minutes in the crease. Grubauer has seen 5,115 shots against him and has recorded 4,707 saves. Opponents have scored 408 goals versus Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.40. He has an overall mark of 88-57-20 and he has started in 162 games. Grubauer has participated in 188 games during his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Arizona faced the Ducks in a game where the Coyotes got the win by a final score of 4-3. They had a PDO at even strength of 105 and their percentage of oZS was 42.1%. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.9% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Ducks having notched a 40 Fenwick at even strength. The Coyotes scored 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they took. Arizona went home with a 47.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona had and it was an excellent showing for this outing.
The Coyotes are sitting with 36 goals at even strength and 14 goals (15th in hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has attempted 514 shots (24th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.73%, while allowing their opponents 565 shots. Over the course of the season, the Arizona Coyotes have earned a total of 50 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .553. They have earned 69 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.29%. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.08% on their oppositions 65 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have permitted 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 other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper defending the net. Kuemper is the owner of a career mark of 102-79-31 and has been in goal for 231 contests. Kuemper's quality start rate comes in at 56.5% and he has qualified for 121 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 5,923 stops out of 6,455 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .918. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has relinquished 532 goals overall. He has made the start in 214 games and has played for a total of 12,997 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-175)
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