Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders Prediction, 3/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-175) Islanders (+145)
The New York Islanders (21-23-8) will play the Colorado Avalanche (40-11-5) at UBS Arena on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Avalanche at -175 while the Islanders are coming in at +145. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-3 defeat against the Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. Colorado garnered 11 minutes in the box in this contest. The Avalanche had a middle of the road showing in this defeat. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 36 shots they launched.
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Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 161 power play tries (13th in the league) and have come away with 36 goals in those chances. The Avalanche have had 1,740 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .909. Colorado has taken 1,970 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.1%. When at even strength, the Avalanche have given up 122 goals while getting 174 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado has accumulated 198 power play chances and they have tallied 45 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 22.73%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 85 points and their points % is .759. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 219 goals (2nd in pro hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 158.
The player between the pipes for this game is Darcy Kuemper. For his professional hockey career, Kuemper has compiled 149 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .564. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 15,780 mins on the ice. Kuemper has seen 7,846 shots against him and has recorded 7,194 saves. Opponents have racked up 652 goals versus Kuemper in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.48. He has compiled a record of 133-89-34 and got the start in 264 games. Kuemper has participated in 281 contests during his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, New York played the Blues in a matchup where the Islanders got the win by a final score of 2-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Islanders netted 2 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they tried.
The Islanders have 109 goals at even strength and 23 goals (28th in professional hockey) while on the power play. New York has taken 1,513 shots (31st in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.72%, while allowing their opponents 1,632 shots. On the season, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 132 goals, 50 points, in addition to a points percentage of .481. They have a total of 131 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.56%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.68% on their oppositions 127 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.3%. They have allowed 142 goals to be scored by way of 120 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Ilya Sorokin protecting the goal. Sorokin has accrued a lifetime mark of 31-18-10 and has been in net for 59 games. Sorokin's rate of quality starts is 67.2% and he has accumulated 39 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 1,560 stops out of 1,693 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .921. His opponents are averaging 2.30 goals/game and he has conceded 133 goals altogether. He has made the start in 58 games and has racked up 3,466 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+145)
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