Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+205) Avalanche (-250)
Ball Arena is the site where the Colorado Avalanche (45-13-5) will try to defeat the Vancouver Canucks (30-26-8) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Vancouver at +205 and Colorado is coming in at -250. The total is set at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss to the Sabres in their last game. Vancouver recorded 8 penalty mins for this matchup. The Canucks could have played much better offensively in the loss. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and scored 1 goal. For the game, they scored on 2 out of the 32 shots they looked to score on.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 180 goals (20th in hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 183. For the current season, they have 68 points and their points percentage is .531. Vancouver is sitting with 200 power play chances and they have tallied 43 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 21.50%. While at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 132 goals while earning 137 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver has tried 2,071 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.7%. The Canucks have had 2,034 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 178 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have earned 51 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Thatcher Demko. Opponents have been able to score 340 goals versus Demko in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.83. Demko has participated in 124 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 for his 7,208 minutes on the ice. He has compiled a mark of 61-50-8 and he has gotten the start in 119 games. For his career, Demko is sitting with 67 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .563. Demko has seen 3,899 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 3,559 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Colorado faced the Oilers in a matchup where the Avalanche got the win by a final score of 3-2. The Avalanche tallied 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play chances in this game and scored 2 goals out of those tries.
So far this season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 241 goals, 95 points, and a points percentage of .754. They have granted a total of 174 goals to be scored by of a combination of 134 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have 187 goals at even strength and 54 goals (1st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 218 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 24.77%. Colorado has attempted 2,200 shots (5th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.95%, while allowing their opponents 1,978 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.61% on their opponents 187 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 91.2%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in net. He has gathered 7,359 stops out of the 8,018 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .918. Kuemper has compiled a lifetime mark of 136-91-34 and has played in 286 games. He got the starting nod in 269 contests and has been on the ice for 16,076 mins. Kuemper's quality start percentage comes out to 56.9% and he has qualified for 153 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has relinquished 659 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-250) and under 5.5 goals
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