Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 12/10/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+255) Avalanche (-335)
Darcy Kuemper and the Colorado Avalanche (14-7-2) play the Detroit Red Wings (13-10-3) at Ball Arena on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the Red Wings coming in at +255 and the Avalanche are at -335. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Detroit Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 defeat against the Predators the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings could have played much better offensively in the loss. In the game, they netted 2 of the 16 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 attempts on the power play and scored 1 goal. Detroit garnered 14 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have recorded 75 power play opportunities (14th in professional hockey) and have scored 19 goals in those attempts. The Red Wings have had 864 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. Detroit has tried 739 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 64 goals while getting 61 themselves. Detroit has tallied 69 power play chances and they have scored 11 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 15.94%. For the current season, they have racked up 29 points and their points percentage sits at .558. When talking about their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 72 goals (18th in the league) for the year and have given up 83.
The player in the crease for this game is Thomas Greiss. In his professional hockey career, Greiss has accumulated 160 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .556. His save percentage is at .914 for his 17,581 minutes in the crease. Greiss has had 9,028 shot attempts against him and has gathered 8,249 saves. The opposition has scored 779 goals versus Greiss in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.66. He has amassed an overall record of 150-111-36 and was named the starter in 288 games. Greiss has played in 327 contests over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Colorado opposed the Rangers in a game where the Avalanche notched a victory by a final of 7-3. They had 5 power play chances in this one and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Avalanche scored 7 goals of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking.
Colorado has put up 780 shots (16th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.56%, while allowing the other team 696 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.12% on their oppositions 67 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 88.6%. They have recorded 92 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 23.91%. The Avalanche have accumulated 76 goals at even strength and 22 goals (2nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 79 goals to be scored by of a combination of 63 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Colorado Avalanche are sitting with 98 goals, 30 points, and a points percentage of .652.
Across the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper in the crease. Kuemper has compiled a lifetime mark of 116-88-32 and has participated in 258 games. Kuemper's quality start percentage comes out to 55.6% and he has 134 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accounted for 6,567 saves out of 7,170 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .916. Teams are averaging 2.49 goals per contest and he has relinquished 603 goals altogether. He has started in 241 games and his ice time sits at 14,503 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+255)
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