Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 5/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+230) Avalanche (-290)
The Colorado Avalanche (56-18-7) will try to beat the Nashville Predators (45-29-7) at Ball Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Nashville at +230 while Colorado is at -290. The total comes in at 7.
The Nashville Predators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-4 defeat to the Coyotes their last time out. The Predators had a impressive offensive performance in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 33 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't convert them into a score. Nashville accounted for 9 penalty mins in this matchup.
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When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have racked up 262 goals (12th in pro hockey) so far this season and have conceded 250. For the current campaign, they have tallied 97 points and their points percentage is sitting at .599. Nashville comes into the game with 256 power play chances and they have scored 63 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 24.61%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have allowed 191 goals while notching 199 themselves. Nashville has tried 2,439 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.7%. The Predators have had 2,646 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Nashville Predators opponents have earned 281 power play opportunities (1st in pro hockey) and have racked up 59 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Juuse Saros. Saros has played in 222 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 114-72-20 and he was named the starter in 206 games. The opposition has been able to score 534 goals versus Saros in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.54. Saros has seen 6,639 shots against him and has recorded 6,105 total saves. He has a save percentage of .920 for his 12,611 minutes in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Saros has tallied 127 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .617.
In their last game, Colorado faced off against the Wild in a game where the Avalanche took a loss by a mark of 4-1. The Avalanche scored 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Avalanche have accumulated 241 goals at even strength and 67 goals (1st in hockey) while on the power play. Colorado has attempted 2,874 shots (4th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the other team 2,625 shots. So far this year, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 308 goals, 119 points, and a points percentage of .735. They have earned 275 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.36%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.22% on their opponents 231 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have allowed 232 goals to be scored by of a combination of 184 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper defending the net. Kuemper has accrued a career mark of 143-95-36 and has participated in 299 games. Kuemper's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.4% and he has qualified for 159 quality starts in his pro career. He has gathered 7,786 stops out of the 8,484 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .918. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per contest and he has yielded 698 goals in total. He has been a starter 282 games and has racked up 16,859 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+230)
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