Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-177) Canucks (+145)
Darcy Kuemper and the Colorado Avalanche are headed to Rogers Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks open this game at +145 while the Avalanche are coming in at -177. The over/under opens at 6.
The Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 win against the Sharks in their last outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 43 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 37 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 53.8%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 65.2% and their PDO rating was 114.2 for this game. Colorado had 10 penalty mins in this game. The Avalanche had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They had a tally of 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. Moreover, they had 5 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. In the outing, they scored on 6 of the 31 shots they put on goal.
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Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 31 power play opportunities (31st in professional hockey) and have notched 5 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche have had 380 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .897. Colorado has attempted 387 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.9%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 34 goals while notching 35 on offense. Colorado has accumulated 46 power play chances and they have notched 7 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 15.22%. For the year, they have racked up 13 points and their points % is .542. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 42 goals (17th in the NHL) on the year and have surrendered 39.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Over the course of his time in hockey, Kuemper has accumulated 133 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566. His save percentage currently is .917 for his 14,197 minutes guarding the cage. Kuemper has had 7,031 shots against him and he has 6,445 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 586 goals against Kuemper in his career and his goals against average is 2.48. He has amassed a record of 112-87-32 and he was named the starter in 235 games. Kuemper has participated in 252 games during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Vancouver faced the Ducks in a matchup where the Canucks went home in defeat by a tally of 5-1. Vancouver went home with a 42.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vancouver had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 34 and the Ducks ending the game with a 44 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 95 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.2%. The Canucks scored 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
So far this year, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 40 goals, 12 points, and a points percentage of .375. They have permitted 54 goals to be scored by of a combination of 34 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks have racked up 31 goals at even strength and 9 goals (17th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 59 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 15.25%. Vancouver has put up 520 shots (3rd in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.69%, while allowing the opposition 509 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 62.26% on their oppositions 53 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.4%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Thatcher Demko defending the goal. Demko is sitting with a lifetime record of 39-37-5 and has been in goal for 84 games. Demko's rate of quality starts is 55.6% and he has 45 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has compiled 2,441 stops out of 2,686 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .909. His opponents are averaging 2.99 goals per contest and he has yielded 245 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 81 contests and has accumulated 4,913 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+145)
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