Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 11/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+150) Avalanche (-200)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks go to Ball Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Canucks open this matchup at +150 while the Avalanche are coming in at -200. The total opens at 5.5.
The Canucks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat against the Ducks in their previous outing. The Canucks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 43 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. Vancouver accumulated 6 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Canucks was 66 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 37 which means they had a Corsi rate of 64.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 45 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 62.5%. They accumulated 18 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 12 opportunities to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 47.4% and their PDO was 95.5 in this game.
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With respect to their scoring, the Vancouver Canucks have racked up 34 goals (18th in pro hockey) for the year and have allowed 35. For the current season, they sit with 12 points and their points percentage is sitting at .462. Vancouver has tallied 51 power play chances and they have scored 9 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.65%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks have allowed the opponent to score 21 goals while earning 25 on offense. Vancouver has attempted 428 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.9%. The Canucks have had 397 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. Vancouver Canucks opponents have tallied 40 power play tries (13th in the league) and have notched 14 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Thatcher Demko. During his career on the ice, Demko has accrued 45 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .570. His save percentage currently is .911 in his 4,813 minutes in the crease. Demko has had 2,621 shots taken against him and he has 2,389 total saves. Opponents have scored 232 goals against Demko in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.89. He has compiled an overall record of 39-35-5 and he was named the starter in 79 games. Demko has participated in 82 games throughout his NHL career.
Their last time out, Colorado played the Blue Jackets in a game where the Avalanche took a loss by a mark of 4-2. Their PDO was 93 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 63.6%. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.2% by compiling a Fenwick of 39 and the Blue Jackets having earned a 33 Fenwick. The Avalanche recorded 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. Colorado went home with a 52.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Colorado played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
So far this year, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 29 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .450. They have granted a total of 36 goals to be scored by of a combination of 32 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have accumulated 25 goals at even strength and 4 goals (30th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 38 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 10.53%. Colorado has taken 321 shots (28th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.03%, while allowing their opponents 328 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.62% on their opponents 26 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper in goal. Kuemper is the owner of a career record of 110-87-32 and has participated in 250 contests. Kuemper's quality start rate is 56.2% and he has accumulated 131 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 6,396 saves out of the 6,979 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .916. Opponents are averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has surrendered 583 goals altogether. He has made the start in 233 games and has accumulated 14,077 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-200)
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