Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 5/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-235) Predators (+188)
The Colorado Avalanche are hitting the road to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of their series. Colorado leads 2-0. The moneyline on this contest has Colorado at -235 while Nashville is priced at +188. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche came out of Game 2 feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-1 victory over the Predators their last time on the ice. Colorado tallied 8 mins in the box for this contest. In addition, they had 4 chances with the advantage but didn't net one. The Avalanche offense left a lot to be desired in the victory. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 51 shots they tried.
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Colorado Avalanche opponents have 236 power play opportunities (13th in the NHL) and have tallied 48 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche have had 2,625 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .912. Colorado has taken 2,874 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 184 goals while getting 241 as an offensive unit. Colorado has 279 power play opportunities and they have notched 67 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 24.01%. For the season, they have tallied 119 points and their points % is .726. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 308 goals (4th in pro hockey) this season and have surrendered 232.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has played in 299 contests during his NHL career. He has earned a record of 143-95-36 and was named the starter in 282 games. Opponents have notched 698 goals against Kuemper in his career and his goals against rate is 2.48. Kuemper has had 8,484 shots against him and has gathered 7,786 total saves. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 16,859 minutes on the ice. For his career, Kuemper has compiled 159 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .564.
In their Game 2 loss, Nashville had 4 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Predators recorded 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted.
The Predators are sitting with 199 goals at even strength and 63 goals (5th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Nashville has taken 2,439 shots (24th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.74%, while allowing their opponents 2,646 shots. So far this year, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 262 goals, 97 points, and a points percentage of .591. They have recorded 258 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.42%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.23% on their opponents 284 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.6%. They have allowed 250 goals to be scored by way of 191 goals at even strength and 59 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Juuse Saros patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per contest and he has given up 534 goals in total. Saros' rate of quality starts sits at 61.7% and he has 127 quality starting assignments in his career. He has started in 206 contests and his ice time sits at 12,611 mins. Saros has compiled a lifetime mark of 114-72-20 and has played in 222 games. He has accrued 6,105 saves out of 6,639 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+188)
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