Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+130) Avalanche (-154)
The Colorado Avalanche (48-14-6) will try to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins (41-18-10) at Ball Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Penguins at +130 and the Avalanche are priced at -154. The total is 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 victory over the Wild the last time they stepped on the ice. Pittsburgh accumulated 10 minutes in the box for this game. The Penguins had a good offensive output in this win. Moreover, they had 5 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they converted 4 of the 39 shots they launched.
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The Penguins have had 2,099 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. At even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 154 goals while getting 180 on offense. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have recorded 173 power play opportunities (29th in professional hockey) and have racked up 25 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have accumulated 92 points and their points percentage is .667. Pittsburgh has taken 2,381 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. In terms of their scoring, the Pittsburgh Penguins have racked up 228 goals (9th in pro hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 179. Pittsburgh has compiled 217 power play chances and they have notched 48 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 22.12%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Tristan Jarry. The opposition has racked up 372 goals versus Jarry in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.54. Jarry has been involved in 154 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 8,776 minutes guarding the cage. He has a win-loss mark of 92-43-13 and he started in 146 games. During his career on the ice, Jarry has compiled 90 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .616. Jarry has seen 4,396 shots against him and has recorded 4,024 saves.
Their last time out, Colorado played the Sharks in a matchup where the Avalanche ended up with the win by a final score of 4-2. They had 4 chances on the power play in this contest and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Avalanche tallied 4 goals of the 46 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this year, the Colorado Avalanche have notched a total of 256 goals, 102 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have allowed 186 goals to be scored by way of 143 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have accumulated 196 goals at even strength and 60 goals (1st in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 236 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.42%. Colorado has tried 2,402 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.66%, while allowing the opposition 2,137 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.61% on the other teams 201 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per contest and he has relinquished 665 goals altogether. Kuemper's rate of quality starts comes out to 57.0% and he has accumulated 155 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 272 games and his ice time sits at 16,254 mins. Kuemper has a career record of 137-92-35 and has been in goal for 289 contests. He has accounted for 7,453 saves out of the 8,118 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-154)
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