Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 5/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-235) Predators (+190)
PPG Paints Arena is where the Nashville Predators will try to beat the Colorado Avalanche on Monday in Game 4 of their series. Colorado leads 3-0. The moneyline on this contest has the Avalanche at -235 and the Predators are at +190. The betting total is set at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7-3 win against the Predators in Game 3. The Avalanche played really well in this victory. In the game, they converted 7 of the 42 shots they tried. They also had 5 chances on the power play and were able to net 4 goals. Colorado had 10 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Colorado Avalanche opponents have amassed 236 power play tries (13th in the league) and have earned 48 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche have had 2,625 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. Colorado has tried 2,874 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. At even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 184 goals while earning 241 of their own. Colorado skates onto the rink with 279 power play chances and they have tallied 67 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 24.01%. For the year, they have scored 119 points and their points percentage comes in at .726. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 308 goals (4th in the league) for the year and have given up 232.
The man in net for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Over the course of his time in hockey, Kuemper has accounted for 159 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .564. His save percentage is at .918 for his 16,859 mins between the pipes. Kuemper has had 8,484 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 7,786 saves. Opponents have scored 698 goals against Kuemper in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.48. He has a mark of 143-95-36 and he was named the starter in 282 games. Kuemper has been involved in 299 games throughout his hockey career.
In Game 3 the Predators scored 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and scored 2 goals out of those chances.
For the year, the Nashville Predators have 262 goals, 97 points, in addition to a points percentage of .591. They have permitted 250 goals to be scored by way of 191 goals at even strength and 59 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have accumulated 199 goals at even strength and 63 goals (5th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 258 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.42%. Nashville has taken 2,439 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.74%, while allowing their opponents 2,646 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.23% on the other teams 284 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.6%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Juuse Saros protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.54 goals per contest and he has surrendered 534 goals altogether. Saros' rate of quality starts comes out to 61.7% and he has 127 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 206 contests and has been on the ice for 12,611 minutes. Saros has compiled a lifetime record of 114-72-20 and has played in 222 games. He has a tally of 6,105 saves out of 6,639 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-235)
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