New Jersey Devils vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/1/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+125) Avalanche (-150)
Ball Arena is the site where the Colorado Avalanche (34-19-5) will meet the New Jersey Devils (39-15-5) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Devils at +125 while the Avalanche open at -150. The over/under has been set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7-0 win against the Flyers in the last game they played. New Jersey recorded 9 mins in the box for this game. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score a goal. The Devils had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the victory. In the outing, they scored on 7 out of the 36 shots they attempted.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have amassed 178 power play tries (19th in the league) and have scored 33 goals in those chances. The Devils so far have had 1,669 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .907. New Jersey has tried 2,022 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. While at even strength, the Devils have allowed the opponent to score 122 goals while having 172 on offense. New Jersey comes into tonight with 171 power play opportunities and they have notched 35 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 20.47%. For the current season, they have racked up 83 points and their points percentage sits at .703. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 207 goals (6th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have allowed 155.
The man in net for this game is Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has taken the ice for 117 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 66-28-13 and he started in 110 games. Opponents have scored 282 goals against Vanecek in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. Vanecek has had 3,116 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,834 total saves. His save percentage currently is .909 in his 6,559 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Vanecek has tallied 60 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .545.
Their last time out, Colorado played the Golden Knights in a game where the Avalanche earned a win by a mark of 3-0. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Avalanche converted 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took.
For the season, the Colorado Avalanche have earned a total of 181 goals, 73 points, in addition to a points percentage of .629. They have granted a total of 154 goals to be scored by of a combination of 114 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have 138 goals at even strength and 43 goals (12th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 187 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 22.99%. Colorado has attempted 1,932 shots (14th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.37%, while allowing their opponents 1,869 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.78% on their opponents 180 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.8%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Alexandar Georgiev protecting the net. Georgiev has accrued a lifetime record of 84-60-15 and has been in net for 171 games. Georgiev's quality start percentage is 54.7% and he has made 87 quality starts in his pro career. He has accrued 4,662 saves out of the 5,113 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .912. The opposition is averaging 2.84 goals per contest and he has allowed 451 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 159 contests and has played for a total of 9,521 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+125)
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