Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-138) Wild (+115)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (5-3-0) go to Xcel Energy Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Minnesota Wild (5-3-0). The Avalanche open this contest at -138 while the Wild are priced at +115. The total opens at 6.5.
The Avalanche were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 victory over the Sharks in their previous game. The Avalanche had a middle of the road offensive output in this win. For the outing, they converted 3 out of the 38 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those chances. Colorado racked up a total of 8 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 53 and the Corsi against was 48 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 52.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 while the Fenwick against sat at 33, which tells us they had a rate of 54.2%. They took 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.7 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the San Jose Sharks earned 21 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty minutes and they notched 4 power play chances.
With respect to scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 28 goals (6th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 18. For the current campaign, they have tallied 10 points and their points percentage is .625. Colorado is sitting with 38 power play chances and they have added 12 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 31.58%. At even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 15 goals while notching 15 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado has taken 260 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.8%. The Avalanche have had 209 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .914. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 31 power play opportunities (8th in pro hockey) and have tallied 3 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Philipp Grubauer. The opposition has notched 393 goals against Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.41. Grubauer has participated in 181 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .920 in his 9,770 mins between the pipes. He has earned a mark of 84-54-20 and he started in 155 games. For his career, Grubauer has recorded 90 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .581. Grubauer has seen 4,933 shot attempts against him and he has 4,540 total saves.
The Wild opposed the Kings in an outing where the Wild got the win by a tally of 5 - 3. Minnesota had a 42.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 33 and they surrendered a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick rate came in at 47.5% by notching a Fenwick of 28 and the Kings having earned a 31 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Minnesota played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO at even strength of 119.6 and they had an oZS percentage of 28.3%. The Wild netted 5 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but didn't score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Kings had 7 power play attempts and ended up scoring 2 goals. Minnesota gave way to 35 shots on goal and the Kings had 15 penalty mins.
The Wild have scored 21 goals at even strength and 2 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Minnesota has attempted 256 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing the opposition 239 shots. For the season, the Minnesota Wild have a total of 24 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .625. They have recorded 34 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 5.88%. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.67% on their oppositions 30 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 9.4%. They have granted a total of 20 goals to be scored by way of 16 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Kaapo Kahkonen patrolling the crease. He has gathered 278 stops out of 304 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .914. Kahkonen has earned a career mark of 6-3-1 and has been in net for 10 contests. He has been a starter 9 games and his ice time sits at 580 mins. Kahkonen's quality start rate comes in at 55.6% and he has qualified for 5 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has relinquished 26 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (+115)
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