Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 11/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-200) Predators (+155)
The Nashville Predators (6-10-0) host the Colorado Avalanche (11-5-0) at Bridgestone Arena on Monday. The moneyline on this matchup has Colorado at -200 and Nashville is sitting at +155. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche had a good night with a 6-3 victory over the Stars their last time on the ice. Colorado recorded 8 penalty minutes for this game. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal. The Avalanche had a good offensive outing in the win. In the game, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 38 shots they launched.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 61 goals (6th in the league) for the season and have conceded 49. For the current campaign, they have recorded 22 points and their points percentage is .688. Colorado has compiled 63 power play chances and they have added 12 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 19.05%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed 40 goals while notching 49 when they are on offense. Colorado has taken 549 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.1%. The Avalanche have seen 443 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .889. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 64 power play opportunities (5th in the league) and have scored 9 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Georgiev has played in 205 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss record of 108-68-17 and he started in 193 games. Opponents have tallied 540 goals against Georgiev in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.81. Georgiev has seen 6,025 shots taken against him and he has 5,485 total saves. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 11,518 minutes played. In his career, Georgiev has 105 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .544.
In their last game, Nashville went up against the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Predators took home the victory by a mark of 4-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Predators earned 4 goals of the 32 shots on goal they attempted.
Nashville has put up 490 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.80%, while allowing the opposition 477 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 71.15% on their opponents 52 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.7%. They have earned 66 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.21%. The Predators have 34 goals at even strength and 14 goals (12th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 54 goals to be scored by way of 39 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have tallied 48 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .375.
Across the rink you will find Juuse Saros patrolling the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has yielded 744 goals in total. Saros' quality start percentage sits at 61.0% and he has qualified for 172 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has made the start in 282 games and has accumulated 17,146 minutes. Saros is sitting with a career mark of 151-104-27 and has participated in 299 games. He has compiled 8,355 stops out of the 9,099 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-200)
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