Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 11/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+215) Avalanche (-265)
The Vancouver Canucks (6-9-3) are headed to Ball Arena on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Colorado Avalanche (10-5-1). The line on this contest has the Canucks at +215 while the Avalanche are opening at -265. The over/under is set at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win against the Kings in the last game they played. Vancouver accounted for 4 mins in the box for this game. They also had 3 power play chances and scored 1 goal. The Canucks had a good offensive output in the victory. While out there on the ice, they netted 4 out of the 25 shots they attempted.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 60 power play tries (19th in professional hockey) and have a total of 21 goals in those chances. The Canucks have seen 598 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .883. Vancouver has taken 544 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.4%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks have conceded 49 goals while getting 43 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver skates onto the rink with 64 power play opportunities and they have tallied 19 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 29.69%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 15 points and their points percentage sits at .417. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 62 goals (10th in pro hockey) for the year and have given up 70.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Thatcher Demko. Opponents have tallied 419 goals versus Demko in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.91. Demko has played in 148 games throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 8,629 minutes on the ice. He has earned an overall record of 69-61-13 and he started in 142 games. In his career, Demko has 77 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .542. Demko has seen 4,659 shots taken against him and has garnered 4,240 saves.
Their last time out, Colorado faced the Capitals in an outing where the Avalanche notched a win by a final score of 4-0. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and tallied 1 out of those chances. The Avalanche tallied 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took.
The Avalanche have earned 38 goals at even strength and 19 goals (3rd in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Colorado has taken 516 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.05%, while allowing their opponents 547 shots. Over the course of the season, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 57 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .656. They have allowed 40 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 52 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 36.54%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their opponents 56 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 92.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Alexandar Georgiev protecting the net. He has accrued 3,763 stops out of the 4,133 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .910. Georgiev is the owner of a career record of 66-50-12 and has participated in 140 games. He got the starting nod in 128 contests and has played 7,662 mins. Georgiev's quality start rate sits at 53.1% and he has made 68 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.90 goals/game and he has conceded 370 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+215)
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