Carolina Hurricanes at Colorado Avalanche - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes at Colorado Avalanche - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (54-14-6) vs Carolina Hurricanes (48-19-8)

Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -143 / Carolina Hurricanes +110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche host the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday NHL Action.

The Carolina Hurricanes come into this road contest with an overall record of 48-19-8. Through 75 games, the Hurricanes are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 247 times, good for a rank of 10th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Carolina is the 1st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.37 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have a strength of schedule rating of 26th 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 Colorado Avalanche get set to host the Carolina Hurricanes with an overall record of 54-14-6. This mark places them 1st in the Central division. Through 74 games, the Avalanche have scored 287 goals, giving them an average of 3.82. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. On defense, Colorado is the 4th ranked unit, giving up 2.72 goals per contest. So far, the Avalanche have played the 31st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Colorado's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.

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Through 72 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho with 75 points. He has reached his mark of 34 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.8%. So far, 38.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 37 assists to go along with his 29 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.07 goals per game. In his 51 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 71 games, the Colorado Avalanche's goal and overall scoring leader is Mikko Rantanen, with 88 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.3%. So far, 46.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Nazem Kadri, who has 57 assists to go along with his 26 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +18. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.38 goals per game. In his 51 games played, he has turned in 31 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 35-40. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 20-16. On the season, 51.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. In Colorado's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-32-2. So far, taking the over when the Avalanche are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-17-1. On the season, 61.0% of Colorado's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Avalanche. This matchup between the Avalanche and Hurricanes features two teams that are elite on both offense and defense. With a line set at 6 goals, look for the offense to win out, as this game should go over the betting total.

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