Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+175) Avalanche (-213)
The Colorado Avalanche (56-18-6) will try to defeat the Nashville Predators (44-29-7) at Ball Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Nashville at +175 and Colorado is at -213. The total is 6.
The Nashville Predators had a rough game after their 5-4 loss against the Flames in their previous outing. Nashville tallied 30 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Predators had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this loss. Additionally, they had 7 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals. In the game, they netted 4 of the 23 shots they put on goal.
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Nashville Predators opponents have earned 275 power play opportunities (1st in the league) and have racked up 58 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 2,573 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .906. Nashville has attempted 2,369 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.7%. When at even strength, the Predators have surrendered 183 goals while scoring 192 themselves. Nashville is sitting with 252 power play opportunities and they have notched 62 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 24.60%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 95 points and their points % is .594. When talking about their scoring, the Nashville Predators have racked up 254 goals (12th in the NHL) on the season and have given up 241.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has been involved in 222 contests during his professional hockey career. He has compiled a record of 114-72-20 and he was named the starter in 206 games. Opponents have notched 534 goals versus Saros in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.54. Saros has had 6,639 shots against him and has recorded 6,105 total saves. His save percentage currently is .920 in his 12,611 mins between the pipes. In his career, Saros has recorded 127 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .617.
In their last game, Colorado faced off against the Blues in a game where the Avalanche notched a win by a score of 5-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but were not able to net one. The Avalanche converted 5 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Avalanche are sitting with 237 goals at even strength and 66 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Colorado has attempted 2,800 shots (6th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.82%, while allowing the opposition 2,566 shots. For the year, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 303 goals, 118 points, as well as a points percentage of .738. They have a tally of 269 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 24.54%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.30% on the other teams 227 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.3%. They have permitted 224 goals to be scored by of a combination of 177 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper between the pipes. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals/game and he has surrendered 694 goals overall. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 56.6% and he has made 159 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 281 contests and his ice time sits at 16,793 minutes. Kuemper is the owner of a career record of 143-95-35 and has participated in 298 games. He has accrued 7,753 saves out of the 8,447 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-213)
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