Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 11/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (10-7-1) head to Ball Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1).
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Ducks in their previous contest. The Predators offense showed they have some room for improvement in the win. In the game, they finished 3 out of the 35 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. Nashville accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Predators was sitting at 36 and the Corsi against was 50 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 41.9%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 43.9%. They accounted for 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 57.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.7 in this one.
Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 61 power play opportunities (5th in hockey) and have tallied 13 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 553 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Nashville has tried 510 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. When at even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 37 goals while getting 35 of their own. Nashville skates onto the rink with 49 power play opportunities and they have added 14 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 28.57%. For the year, they have tallied 21 points and their points percentage is .583. In relation to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have earned 49 goals (20th in the league) this year and have given up 50.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Opponents have notched 396 goals against Saros in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.49. Saros has been involved in 170 games during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .920 for his 9,546 mins on the ice. He has accumulated a mark of 84-53-18 and he has started in 154 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Saros is sitting with 96 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .623. Saros has seen 4,970 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 4,574 total saves.
In their last contest, Colorado faced off against the Senators in a game where the Avalanche took home the win by a mark of 7-5. They had 4 power play chances in this outing and notched 1 goal out of those attempts. The Avalanche converted 7 goals of the 40 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 100 and their oZS percentage was 54.7%. Colorado went home with a 64.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Colorado played and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 70.9% by notching a Fenwick of 39 and the Senators ending the game with a 16 Fenwick.
The Avalanche are sitting with 47 goals at even strength and 13 goals (9th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Colorado has attempted 487 shots (29th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.32%, while allowing the opposition 463 shots. For the season, the Colorado Avalanche have earned a total of 60 goals, 19 points, as well as a points percentage of .633. They have a tally of 59 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.03%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.05% on their opponents 41 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.4%. They have permitted 49 goals to be scored by of a combination of 40 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper defending the net. Kuemper is sitting with a career mark of 115-87-32 and has played in 255 games. Kuemper's percentage of quality starts is 56.3% and he has made 134 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has a tally of 6,517 saves out of the 7,113 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has surrendered 596 goals altogether. He has been a starter 238 contests and has racked up 14,375 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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