Colorado Avalanche at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (39-12-5) vs Colorado Avalanche (41-12-5)
Game Info: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -110 / Colorado Avalanche -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes host the Colorado Avalanche in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Colorado Avalanche come into this road contest with an overall record of 41-12-5. Through 58 games, the Avalanche are 1st in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 230 times, good for a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Colorado is the 15th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.88 goals per game. So far, the Avalanche have a strength of schedule rating of 32nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th ranked team in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Colorado Avalanche with an overall record of 39-12-5. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 56 games, the Hurricanes have scored 191 goals, giving them an average of 3.39. This output gives them a rank of 8th among NHL teams. On defense, Carolina is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.39 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Carolina's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 3rd in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the Colorado Avalanche leader in points is Nazem Kadri. In his team's 58 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 50 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 11.8%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21. The team's top overall goal scorer is Gabriel Landeskog. Of his 30 goals, 23.0% have come during power play time. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.57 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 53 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho, with 58 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.3%. So far, 50.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 28 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.08 goals per game.In his 39 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Colorado's 58 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 29-29. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per-game scoring differential of 1.07. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.55 goals. As the Colorado Avalanche get set to take on the Hurricanes, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 17 goals, accounting for 49.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Avalanche hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they have outscored their average of 2.88 goals just 2 times. With each team having a moneyline price at -110, look for the Avalanche to break out of their recent slump and pick up the win.
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