Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+188) Avalanche (-225)
The Detroit Red Wings (18-16-7) are traveling to Ball Arena on Monday where they will try to beat the Colorado Avalanche (21-17-3). The moneyline on this contest has the Red Wings at +188 and the Avalanche open at -225. The total is 7.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets in their previous contest . The Red Wings had a middle of the road offensive output in the defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 28 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Detroit amassed 2 minutes in the box in this matchup.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have 124 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have a total of 30 goals in those chances. The Red Wings so far have had 1,279 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Detroit has attempted 1,196 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.6%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 107 goals while scoring 97 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit has accumulated 148 power play opportunities and they have notched 30 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 20.27%. For the current season, they have 43 points and their points percentage comes in at .524. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 127 goals (23rd in pro hockey) for the season and have allowed 137.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ville Husso. Husso has been involved in 86 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 48-22-12 and he started in 82 games. The opposition has notched 233 goals versus Husso in his career and his goals against average is 2.83. Husso has seen 2,553 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,320 total saves. He has a save percentage of .909 during his 4,941 mins guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Husso has accrued 44 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .537.
In their last outing, Colorado squared up with the Senators in a matchup where the Avalanche got the win by a final score of 7-0. They had 2 power play attempts in this one and recorded 1 out of those opportunities. The Avalanche recorded 7 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted.
The Avalanche have 89 goals at even strength and 33 goals (11th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Colorado has tried 1,364 shots (14th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 8.94%, while allowing their opponents 1,310 shots. This season, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 122 goals, 45 points, as well as a points percentage of .549. They have granted a total of 116 goals to be scored by of a combination of 83 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 142 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.24%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.56% on their opponents 135 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 91.1%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Alexandar Georgiev protecting the goal. He is sitting with 4,276 stops out of the 4,700 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .910. Georgiev is the owner of a lifetime mark of 74-59-14 and has been in goal for 159 games. He got the starting nod in 147 contests and his ice time sits at 8,792 minutes. Georgiev's quality start rate is 52.4% and he has made 77 quality starts in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.89 goals per contest and he has given up 424 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+188)
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