Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 12/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-146) Predators (+125)
The Nashville Predators (14-13-4) are hosting the Colorado Avalanche (18-11-2) at Bridgestone Arena on Friday. The odds on this game have the Avalanche at -146 while the Predators are priced at +125. The total comes in at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 2-1 victory against the Canadiens in their previous contest . Colorado compiled 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Avalanche left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the victory. They also had 2 power play tries and scored 1 goal. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 36 shots they tried.
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When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 58 goals while scoring 61 on offense. Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 100 power play opportunities (22nd in hockey) and have scored 23 goals in those chances. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 90 goals (25th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 81. Colorado has taken 1,028 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. For the season, they have 38 points and their points percentage is sitting at .613. The Avalanche have had 982 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .918. Colorado comes into tonight with 105 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 27.62%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Alexandar Georgiev. In his career, Georgiev has 74 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .532. His save percentage currently is .911 in his 8,333 mins in the crease. Georgiev has seen 4,441 shot attempts against him and has recorded 4,045 total saves. Opponents have tallied 396 goals against Georgiev in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.85. He has accumulated a mark of 72-54-13 and he has started in 139 games. Georgiev has participated in 151 matchups throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Nashville went up against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Predators notched a victory by a score of 4-2. The Predators tallied 4 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup and converted 1 out of those chances.
Nashville has taken 934 shots (27th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.35%, while allowing the other team 1,032 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.85% on their opponents 108 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have recorded 108 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 15.74%. The Predators have accumulated 61 goals at even strength and 17 goals (28th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 94 goals to be scored by way of 69 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Nashville Predators have notched a total of 78 goals, 32 points, in addition to a points percentage of .516.
On the other side of the ice you will find Juuse Saros protecting the goal. He has compiled 6,798 saves out of 7,398 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .919. Saros has compiled a career mark of 125-81-24 and has participated in 246 games. He got the starting nod in 230 games and has played for a total of 14,022 mins. Saros' rate of quality starts sits at 61.7% and he has made 142 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has yielded 600 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-146)
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