Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 2/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+150) Avalanche (-182)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1) play the Minnesota Wild (9-6-0) at Ball Arena on Wednesday. The Wild open this contest at +150 while the Avalanche are coming in at -182. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory over the Sharks their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 48 and the Corsi against was at 47 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.5%. Their offensive zone starts were at 45.5% and their PDO rating was 109.5 in this one. Minnesota tallied 11 penalty minutes in this game. The Wild had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.0%. They accounted for 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to gain puck control. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they converted 6 of the 34 shots they put on net.
Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 55 power play opportunities (17th in the league) and have earned 7 goals in those chances. The Wild have had 434 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Minnesota has attempted 455 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.7%. At even strength, the Wild have conceded 31 goals while notching 39 of their own. Minnesota has tallied 55 power play opportunities and they have tallied 5 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 9.09%. For the year, they sit with 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .600. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have tallied 44 goals (23rd in pro hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 38.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Cam Talbot. The opposition has racked up 790 goals against Talbot in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.60. Talbot has been in net for 320 games during his NHL career. His save percentage is .915 for his 18,219 mins played. He has compiled an overall mark of 153-124-25 and he was named the starter in 306 games. Over the course of his career, Talbot has accrued 159 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .520. Talbot has seen 9,338 shots against him and has recorded 8,548 saves.
When they took the ice last, Colorado faced the Golden Knights in a game where the Avalanche took the loss by a final score of 3-0. Colorado wound up with a 57.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 54.0% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Golden Knights having a 29 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and their percentage of oZS was 64.7%. The Avalanche recorded 0 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
Colorado has attempted 477 shots (25th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.22%, while allowing their opponents 400 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 88.24% on their oppositions 51 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 92.0%. They have earned 61 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 22.95%. The Avalanche have accumulated 30 goals at even strength and 14 goals (14th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 32 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Colorado Avalanche have 44 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .633.
For the opposition you will find Philipp Grubauer defending the goal. Grubauer has earned a career record of 88-56-20 and has played in 187 contests. Grubauer's quality start rate sits at 59.0% and he has earned 95 quality starts in his professional career. He has compiled 4,688 stops out of 5,091 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .921. The opposition is averaging 2.39 goals per game and he has relinquished 403 goals in total. He has made the start in 161 games and has racked up 10,128 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-182)
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