Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/26/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+320) Avalanche (-420)
The Anaheim Ducks (14-29-5) are on their way to Ball Arena on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Colorado Avalanche (26-17-3). The odds on this game have the Ducks at +320 while the Avalanche open at -420. The total has been set at 6.
The Anaheim Ducks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 victory against the Coyotes in the last game they played. The Ducks had a good offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they scored on 5 out of the 43 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play chances and notched 1 goal. Anaheim had 43 minutes in the box in this contest.
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When at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 152 goals while notching 92 themselves. Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 168 power play tries (7th in the league) and have tallied 47 goals in those chances. When discussing scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 115 goals (31st in the NHL) this year and have allowed 199. Anaheim has taken 1,412 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.1%. For the season, they have recorded 33 points and their points % is .344. The Ducks so far have had 1,864 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .893. Anaheim is sitting with 139 power play opportunities and they have added 23 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 16.55%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. Gibson has played in 410 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 174-168-55 and he was named the starter in 401 games. Opponents have racked up 1,084 goals versus Gibson in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.78. Gibson has seen 12,421 shot attempts against him and has accrued 11,337 total saves. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 23,429 minutes played. For his professional hockey career, Gibson has accounted for 218 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .544.
The last time they were on the ice, Colorado played the Capitals in an outing where the Avalanche ended up with the victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Avalanche notched 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they took.
The Avalanche have 102 goals at even strength and 38 goals (10th in hockey) while on the power play. Colorado has taken 1,503 shots (16th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.31%, while allowing their opponents 1,469 shots. For the year, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 140 goals, 55 points, as well as a points percentage of .598. They have permitted 124 goals to be scored by way of 90 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 155 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.52%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.87% on the other teams 147 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.6%.
Across the ice you will find Alexandar Georgiev in the crease. He has compiled 4,374 saves out of 4,803 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .911. Georgiev has a career mark of 77-59-14 and has been in net for 162 contests. He has been a starter 150 contests and has been on the ice for 8,972 minutes. Georgiev's percentage of quality starts comes out to 53.3% and he has 80 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.87 goals per contest and he has yielded 429 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-420)
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