Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 4/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-167) Wild (+125)
Xcel Energy Center is the venue where Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (23-11-2) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (25-8-4) on Monday. The Wild open this matchup at +125 while the Avalanche are coming in at -167. The total is set at 5.5.
The Avalanche went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-1 win against the Blues their last time out. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 60.3% and their PDO was 103.1 for this one. They had 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.1%. The Corsi for the Avalanche was sitting at 52 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 35 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 59.8%. Colorado accrued 13 mins in the box in this game. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts but didn't convert them into a score. The Avalanche didn't have their best offensive outing in the win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 34 shots they attempted.
When talking about scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 132 goals (1st in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 82. For the current campaign, they have earned 54 points and their points % is .730. Colorado is sitting with 137 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 23.36%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed 67 goals while getting 100 themselves. Colorado has attempted 1,309 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The Avalanche have had 934 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 116 power play tries (10th in the NHL) and have come away with 15 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. Opponents have been able to score 434 goals against Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.33. Grubauer has played in 205 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .921 during his 11,193 mins played. He has amassed a record of 102-59-21 and he started in 178 games. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has tallied 107 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .601. Grubauer has seen 5,512 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 5,078 total saves.
In their last contest, Minnesota faced off against the Golden Knights in a game where the Wild took home the win by a final score of 2-1. Their PDO was 100 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 38.2%. They had 3 chances on the power play in this outing and recorded 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick rate was 44.6% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Golden Knights having accrued a 41 Fenwick at even strength. The Wild tallied 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. Minnesota had a 40.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Minnesota had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
During this campaign, the Minnesota Wild have notched a total of 103 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have allowed 88 goals to be scored by of a combination of 72 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Wild have accumulated 91 goals at even strength and 12 goals (30th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 111 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 10.81%. Minnesota has attempted 1,052 shots (25th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.79%, while allowing the other team 1,102 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 86.21% on the other teams 116 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 92.0%.
For the opposition you will find Cam Talbot defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.59 goals per game and he has given up 819 goals altogether. Talbot's percentage of quality starts is 53.0% and he has earned 169 quality starts in his pro career. He has been a starter 319 games and has played for a total of 19,007 mins. Talbot is the owner of a lifetime record of 161-127-27 and has been in net for 333 games. He has a tally of 8,941 stops out of 9,760 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .916.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+125) and under 5.5 goals
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