Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 10/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-110) Wild (-110)
The Minnesota Wild welcome the Colorado Avalanche at Xcel Energy Center on Monday. The odds on this game have the Avalanche at -110 and the Wild are priced at -110. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-3 loss to the Flames in their previous game. Colorado garnered 14 penalty minutes in this outing. The Avalanche offense didn't overly impress in this loss. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal. In the game, they finished 3 out of the 25 shots they put on goal.
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In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 8 goals (17th in pro hockey) this year and have given up 7. For the current campaign, they have racked up 2 points and their points % is .500. Colorado has accounted for 10 power play chances and they have tallied 5 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 50.00%. While playing at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 3 goals while getting 3 themselves. Colorado has taken 60 shots and has a shot percentage of 13.3%. The Avalanche thus far have had 44 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .841. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 8 power play tries (22nd in the league) and have a total of 4 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Opponents have scored 345 goals versus Georgiev in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.93. Georgiev has played in 130 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .908 in his 7,061 mins on the ice. He has amassed an overall mark of 59-48-11 and he started in 118 games. In his professional hockey career, Georgiev is sitting with 59 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500. Georgiev has seen 3,765 shots taken against him and has recorded 3,420 total saves.
In their last game, Minnesota squared up with the Kings in a game where the Wild took the loss by a final score of 7-6. They had 6 power play opportunities in this contest and converted 3 out of those chances. The Wild recorded 6 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
Minnesota has tried 71 shots (17th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.68%, while allowing the other team 69 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 72.73% on their opponents 11 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 79.7%. They have earned 10 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 40.00%. The Wild have accumulated 5 goals at even strength and 4 goals (5th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 14 goals to be scored by of a combination of 11 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Minnesota Wild have 9 goals, 0 points, in addition to a points percentage of .000.
Across the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury in the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has allowed 2,339 goals in total. Fleury's quality start percentage is 54.9% and he has earned 431 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 785 games and has accumulated 54,468 mins. Fleury has accumulated a lifetime mark of 520-300-87 and has played in 941 games. He has compiled 24,438 stops out of the 26,777 shots tried, giving him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-110) and under 6.5 goals
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