Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+165) Avalanche (-200)
Ball Arena is the site where the Colorado Avalanche (44-13-5) will attempt to beat the Edmonton Oilers (35-23-4) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Oilers at +165 and the Avalanche are opening at -200. The total is 6.
The Edmonton Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-3 win over the Devils in the last game they played. The Oilers had a impressive offensive performance in the win. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 40 shots they put on goal. They also had 1 power play attempt and were able to net 1 goal. Edmonton amassed 9 mins in the box in this matchup.
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The Oilers have had 1,965 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .900. While at even strength, the Oilers have surrendered 151 goals while earning 162 of their own. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 190 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have a total of 45 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have accumulated 74 points and their points % is .597. Edmonton has attempted 2,089 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.0%. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 209 goals (7th in pro hockey) this year and have given up 196. Edmonton has compiled 186 power play chances and they have scored 47 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 25.27%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Mike Smith. Over the course of his pro career, Smith has earned 326 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .529. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 37,564 minutes guarding the cage. Smith has seen 19,193 shots against him and has recorded 17,497 total saves. The opposition has notched 1,696 goals versus Smith in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.71. He has compiled a record of 289-262-77 and he has started in 616 games. Smith has participated in 658 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Colorado opposed the Sharks in a game where the Avalanche ended up with the win by a mark of 5-3. They had 1 power play attempt in this contest and scored 1 goal on that opportunity. The Avalanche had 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took.
Colorado has attempted 2,169 shots (6th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.97%, while allowing the opposition 1,953 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.38% on their oppositions 185 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.2%. They have earned 213 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 24.41%. The Avalanche have accumulated 186 goals at even strength and 52 goals (1st in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 172 goals to be scored by of a combination of 132 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Colorado Avalanche have earned a total of 238 goals, 93 points, in addition to a points percentage of .750.
Across the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper in the crease. He has accrued 7,336 stops out of 7,993 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .918. Kuemper has accrued a career mark of 135-91-34 and has been in net for 285 games. He has made the start in 268 games and has played for a total of 16,015 mins. Kuemper's quality start rate sits at 56.7% and he has 152 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has allowed 657 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+165)
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