Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 1/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, January 20, 2023
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-196) Canucks (+162)
The Colorado Avalanche (23-17-3) are traveling to Rogers Arena on Friday where they will try to beat the Vancouver Canucks (18-23-3). The moneyline on this game has the Avalanche at -196 and the Canucks are at +162. The over/under is 7.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win over the Flames in the last game they played. Colorado had 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Avalanche had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. In addition, they had 3 power play tries and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they converted 4 of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
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Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 139 power play opportunities (18th in professional hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche so far have had 1,374 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .913. Colorado has tried 1,421 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.3%. When at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 86 goals while scoring 96 of their own. Colorado is sitting with 149 power play chances and they have scored 36 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 24.16%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 49 points and their points percentage sits at .570. With regard to scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 132 goals (24th in the NHL) on the campaign and have allowed 120.
The man protecting the net in this game is Alexandar Georgiev. The opposition has racked up 426 goals against Georgiev in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.89. Georgiev has been involved in 160 games throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .910 in his 8,852 mins on the ice. He has an overall mark of 75-59-14 and he has gotten the start in 148 games. During his career on the ice, Georgiev has tallied 78 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .527. Georgiev has seen 4,735 shots against him and has amassed 4,309 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Vancouver faced off against the Lightning in a game where the Canucks took the defeat by a final of 5-2. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and notched 2 out of those chances. The Canucks earned 2 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they pursued.
This season, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 148 goals, 39 points, and a points percentage of .443. They have granted a total of 174 goals to be scored by way of 132 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks have accumulated 111 goals at even strength and 37 goals (8th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 151 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 24.50%. Vancouver has attempted 1,347 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.99%, while allowing the other team 1,422 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 66.93% on their oppositions 127 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 87.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Spencer Martin protecting the goal. Teams are averaging 3.51 goals/game and he has relinquished 113 goals altogether. Martin's quality start percentage is 43.8% and he has 14 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 32 games and has played for a total of 1,929 minutes. Martin holds a lifetime mark of 14-13-5 and has played in 34 games. He has recorded 922 saves out of 1,035 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .891.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+162)
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