Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-167) Coyotes (+151)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (19-8-2) head to Gila River Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (13-13-5). The Coyotes open this matchup at +151 while the Avalanche are priced at -167. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-0 win against the Wild in their last contest. The Avalanche had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. For the matchup, they finished 6 out of the 42 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. Colorado had 14 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was sitting at 58 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 36 which means they had a Corsi rate of 61.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 46 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 62.2%. They tallied 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 58.8% and their PDO was 113.2 for this one.
The Avalanche have had 723 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .910. While at even strength, the Avalanche have given up 54 goals while having 72 on offense. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 89 power play tries (22nd in pro hockey) and have notched 11 goals in those chances. For the year, they have accumulated 40 points and their points percentage comes in at .690. Colorado has attempted 1,020 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. Pertaining to their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 97 goals (9th in pro hockey) so far this season and have allowed 65. Colorado has tallied 104 power play opportunities and they have notched 25 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 24.04%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has been involved in 199 games over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a mark of 97-59-20 and he was named the starter in 172 games. The opposition has been able to score 423 goals versus Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.34. Grubauer has had 5,360 shots taken against him and has accrued 4,937 saves. His save percentage is at .921 during his 10,831 minutes on the ice. For his career, Grubauer has accounted for 103 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .599.
When they took the ice last, Arizona squared up with the Ducks in a game where the Coyotes ended up with the win by a mark of 5-1. They had 2 chances on the power play in this matchup and notched 1 out of those opportunities. The Coyotes converted 5 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO of 111 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 44.3%. Arizona went home with a 55.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona had and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 58.2% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Ducks having accrued a 28 Fenwick.
The Coyotes have earned 56 goals at even strength and 19 goals (17th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Arizona has taken 795 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.43%, while allowing their opponents 970 shots. For the season, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 75 goals, 31 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have recorded 104 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.27%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.81% on their oppositions 105 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have permitted 90 goals to be scored by way of 73 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are going to see Antti Raanta between the pipes. He has racked up 4,978 saves out of the 5,409 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .920. Raanta has accrued a career mark of 93-63-20 and has participated in 196 games. He has started in 177 contests and has racked up 10,620 minutes. Raanta's rate of quality starts sits at 63.8% and he has 113 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.43 goals per game and he has relinquished 431 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+151)
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