Colorado Avalanche vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 12/6/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-152) Flyers (+125)
Darcy Kuemper and the Colorado Avalanche (12-7-2) head to Wells Fargo Center on Monday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Flyers (8-9-4). The Flyers open this contest at +125 while the Avalanche are coming in at -152. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Avalanche were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-5 defeat against the Senators in their previous contest. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 40.1% and their PDO rating was 101.5 in this game. They had a tally of 29 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 44 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.0%. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 55 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 49 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.9%. Colorado accumulated 4 mins in the box in this game. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. The Avalanche had a solid offensive outing in the loss. For the matchup, they scored on 5 of the 31 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 84 goals (4th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have conceded 71. For the year, they sit with 26 points and their points percentage is .619. Colorado has compiled 82 power play chances and they have scored 18 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 21.95%. At even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 57 goals while having 66 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado has taken 691 shots and holds a shot percentage of 12.2%. The Avalanche have had 634 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .888. Colorado Avalanche opponents have 59 power play tries (28th in hockey) and have racked up 14 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have racked up 600 goals against Kuemper in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Kuemper has been involved in 257 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 in his 14,445 mins in the crease. He has earned an overall record of 115-88-32 and he has gotten the start in 240 games. Over the course of his pro career, Kuemper has accounted for 134 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .558. Kuemper has seen 7,141 shot attempts against him and has accrued 6,541 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Philadelphia faced off against the Rangers in a game where the Flyers ended up losing by a score of 4-1. Their PDO was 94 and their oZS percentage was 52.0%. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Rangers having racked up a 30 Fenwick. The Flyers had 1 goal of the 34 shots on goal they tried. Philadelphia wrapped up this game with a 51.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Philadelphia had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
The Flyers are sitting with 42 goals at even strength and 8 goals (30th in hockey) while on the power play. Philadelphia has taken 652 shots (26th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.67%, while allowing the opposition 725 shots. So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched a total of 50 goals, 20 points, and a points percentage of .476. They have recorded 64 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 12.50%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.58% on their opponents 67 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.3%. They have granted a total of 63 goals to be scored by of a combination of 52 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see Martin Jones in goal. He has recorded 9,118 saves out of the 10,036 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .909. Jones is sitting with a lifetime mark of 189-135-30 and has been in net for 368 contests. He got the starting nod in 361 contests and has played for a total of 21,115 minutes. Jones' percentage of quality starts is 52.6% and he has 190 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.61 goals per contest and he has relinquished 918 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-152)
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