Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders Prediction, 10/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-137) Islanders (+114)
The New York Islanders (3-4-0) will go up against the Colorado Avalanche (4-2-1) at UBS Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have Colorado at -137 and New York is sitting at +114. The betting total is set at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Rangers in their previous contest . Colorado amassed 8 mins in the box in this contest. They also had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. The Avalanche had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this game. While out there on the ice, they scored on 2 out of the 44 shots they launched.
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At even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 12 goals while notching 14 as an offensive unit. Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 27 power play tries (14th in hockey) and have a total of 9 goals in those attempts. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 24 goals (14th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 21. Colorado has taken 220 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.9%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 9 points and their points percentage sits at .643. The Avalanche have had 230 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .909. Colorado comes into the game with 20 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 50.00%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Pavel Francouz. Opponents have racked up 138 goals versus Francouz in his career and his goals against average is 2.52. Francouz has participated in 59 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is at .919 during his 3,292 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated a record of 36-16-5 and he has gotten the start in 50 games. Over the course of his career, Francouz has earned 24 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .480. Francouz has seen 1,704 shots against him and has recorded 1,566 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, New York played the Rangers in a game where the Islanders ended up with the victory by a final score of 3-0. The Islanders recorded 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
So far this season, the New York Islanders have accumulated 22 goals, 6 points, and a points percentage of .429. They have allowed 18 goals to be scored by of a combination of 18 goals at even strength and 0 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Islanders have earned 19 goals at even strength and 3 goals (29th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 24 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 12.50%. New York has put up 224 shots (20th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.82%, while allowing the opposition 222 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 100.00% on their opponents 25 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.9%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Semyon Varlamov patrolling the crease. Varlamov is the owner of a lifetime record of 262-212-62 and has participated in 562 games. Varlamov's percentage of quality starts sits at 56.7% and he has 304 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 15,466 saves out of the 16,883 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .916. Teams are averaging 2.64 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,417 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 536 games and has played 32,195 minutes.
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Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-137)
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