Ottawa Senators vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+176) Avalanche (-215)
The Colorado Avalanche (20-17-3) will play the Ottawa Senators (19-19-3) at Ball Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Ottawa at +176 while Colorado is sitting at -215. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Ottawa Senators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win over the Coyotes in their previous outing. Ottawa accounted for 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. The Senators had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. For the outing, they finished 5 out of the 47 shots they put on goal.
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In the matter of their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have racked up 124 goals (24th in pro hockey) on the season and have given up 130. For the season, they have earned 41 points and their points % is .500. Ottawa has accounted for 155 power play chances and they have tallied 42 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 27.10%. At even strength, the Senators have surrendered 105 goals while having 82 themselves. Ottawa has attempted 1,372 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Senators have had 1,314 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .901. Ottawa Senators opponents have 142 power play tries (12th in the league) and have come away with 25 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Anton Forsberg. Opponents have notched 326 goals against Forsberg in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 3.03. Forsberg has participated in 123 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .909 for his 6,456 mins in the crease. He has compiled an overall record of 45-54-11 and got the start in 113 games. For his career, Forsberg is sitting with 61 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .540. Forsberg has had 3,595 shot attempts taken against him and he has 3,269 total saves.
Their last time out, Colorado played the Blackhawks in a game where the Avalanche went home in defeat by a mark of 3-2. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Avalanche scored 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took.
Colorado has taken 1,331 shots (14th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.64%, while allowing the other team 1,281 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their oppositions 132 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.9%. They have a total of 140 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 22.86%. The Avalanche have scored 83 goals at even strength and 32 goals (11th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. 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. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have 115 goals, 43 points, as well as a points percentage of .538.
Across the ice you are likely to see Alexandar Georgiev in net. He has racked up 4,276 saves out of 4,700 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .910. Georgiev has accrued a career mark of 74-59-14 and has been in net for 159 contests. He got the starting nod in 147 games and has racked up 8,792 mins. Georgiev's quality start percentage is 52.4% and he has qualified for 77 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.89 goals per game and he has relinquished 424 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-215)
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