Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+146) Avalanche (-178)
The Colorado Avalanche (25-17-3) will try to defeat the Washington Capitals (25-18-6) at Ball Arena on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Capitals at +146 while the Avalanche open at -178. The total comes in at 6.
The Washington Capitals will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-2 defeat to the Golden Knights in their previous contest . Washington accumulated 4 mins in the box in this matchup. The Capitals didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score a goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 22 shots they launched.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have racked up 156 goals (11th in the NHL) for the season and have allowed 137. For the current season, they have earned 56 points and their points percentage is sitting at .571. Washington comes into tonight with 151 power play opportunities and they have tallied 31 goals out of those chances, earning them a rate of 20.53%. At even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 112 goals while scoring 125 on offense. Washington has tried 1,546 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.1%. The Capitals have seen 1,474 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Washington Capitals opponents have totaled 136 power play tries (26th in professional hockey) and have tallied 25 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Darcy Kuemper. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Kuemper has 177 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .565. His save percentage currently is .918 in his 18,624 minutes in the crease. Kuemper has seen 9,384 shot attempts taken against him and he has 8,611 saves. The opposition has notched 773 goals against Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. He has amassed an overall record of 157-107-40 and he started in 313 games. Kuemper has been in net for 330 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, Colorado faced the Kraken in an outing where the Avalanche got the tie by a score of 1-1. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Avalanche tallied 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 137 goals, 53 points, in addition to a points percentage of .589. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by way of 88 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have tallied 99 goals at even strength and 38 goals (8th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 155 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.52%. Colorado has tried 1,477 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.28%, while allowing the other team 1,430 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.55% on their opponents 145 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%.
Across the rink you are going to see Alexandar Georgiev in net. He has accrued 4,337 stops out of 4,764 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .910. Georgiev has earned a lifetime mark of 76-59-14 and has participated in 161 games. He has made the start in 149 contests and his ice time sits at 8,912 minutes. Georgiev's quality start rate is 53.0% and he has made 79 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.87 goals/game and he has conceded 427 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-178)
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