Carolina Hurricanes vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+115) Avalanche (-138)
Ball Arena is where the Colorado Avalanche (54-14-6) will meet the Carolina Hurricanes (48-19-8) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Hurricanes at +115 while the Avalanche are coming in at -138. The over/under is 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-0 loss against the Red Wings in their last contest. Carolina garnered 8 penalty minutes in this outing. Moreover, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't convert them into a score. The Hurricanes could have played much better offensively in the loss. For the game, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 46 shots they attempted.
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The Hurricanes have had 2,116 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .916. When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed 149 goals while scoring 198 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 254 power play opportunities (1st in the league) and have a total of 29 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 104 points and their points percentage comes in at .693. Carolina has taken 2,533 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.7%. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 246 goals (10th in the NHL) so far this year and have allowed 178. Carolina has compiled 215 power play chances and they have notched 48 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 22.33%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Frederik Andersen. Opponents have been able to score 1,101 goals against Andersen in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.58. Andersen has participated in 444 contests during his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .916 for his 25,614 mins in the crease. He has a win-loss record of 261-113-51 and he was named the starter in 431 games. In his professional hockey career, Andersen has accrued 247 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .573. Andersen has seen 13,169 shots against him and has recorded 12,068 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Colorado faced the Devils in a matchup where the Avalanche took home the win by a final score of 3-1. The Avalanche tallied 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those tries.
For the year, the Colorado Avalanche are sitting with 283 goals, 114 points, in addition to a points percentage of .770. They have allowed 201 goals to be scored by of a combination of 157 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have scored 219 goals at even strength and 64 goals (1st in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 248 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 25.81%. Colorado has put up 2,608 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.85%, while allowing their opponents 2,374 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.34% on their oppositions 213 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.5%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Darcy Kuemper in net. Opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per contest and he has relinquished 675 goals altogether. Kuemper's quality start rate comes out to 57.2% and he has accumulated 158 quality starts in his professional career. He was named a starter in 276 contests and has played 16,498 minutes. Kuemper is sitting with a career record of 141-92-35 and has played in 293 games. He has racked up 7,610 stops out of 8,285 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-138)
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