Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 10/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+110) Capitals (-133)
Darcy Kuemper and the Colorado Avalanche head to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Washington Capitals. The Capitals open this matchup at -133 while the Avalanche are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Avalanche will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-3 defeat to the Blues in their last outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 59 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 37 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 61.5%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 53.2% and their PDO rating was 92.5 for this one. Colorado tallied 11 penalty minutes in this game. The Avalanche had an average offensive outing in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick against was 29, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 60.3%. They accrued 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to control the puck. In addition, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to score. In the matchup, they finished 3 out of the 32 shots they launched.
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With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 7 goals (13th in the NHL) on the year and have given up 7. For the current season, they sit with 2 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Colorado has compiled 7 power play opportunities so far this season. While at even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 5 goals while having 7 of their own. Colorado has attempted 68 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.3%. The Avalanche have had 62 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .887. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 5 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have racked up 2 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Darcy Kuemper. For his professional hockey career, Kuemper has 128 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .564. His save percentage currently sits at .917 for his 13,716 minutes played. Kuemper has seen 6,791 shots taken against him and has accrued 6,225 total saves. Opponents have tallied 566 goals versus Kuemper in his career and his goals against rate is 2.48. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 107-84-32 and he was named the starter in 227 games. Kuemper has taken the ice for 244 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Washington faced the Lightning in a game where the Capitals took the defeat by a final score of 2-1. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Capitals earned 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 96 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.0%. Washington wrapped up this game with a 46.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Washington played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Lightning having accrued a 38 Fenwick at even strength.
This season, the Washington Capitals have accounted for 6 goals, 3 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have granted a total of 3 goals to be scored by of a combination of 2 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded. The Capitals have racked up 3 goals at even strength and 3 goals (8th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 10 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 30.00%. Washington has attempted 60 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.00%, while allowing their opponents 48 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 83.33% on the other teams 6 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 93.8%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Ilya Samsonov between the pipes. Samsonov has compiled a career mark of 29-10-3 and has played in 45 games. Samsonov's quality start rate comes out to 50.0% and he has 20 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has accrued 1,079 stops out of the 1,188 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .908. His opponents are averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has surrendered 109 goals altogether. He has been a starter 40 games and his ice time sits at 2,504 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-133) and under 6.5 goals
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