Avalanche vs. Predators Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/28/2022
The Colorado Avalanche (56-18-6) host the Nashville Predators (44-29-7) on Thursday, April 28, with the Avalanche coming off a victory and the Predators a defeat. The sportsbooks have made the Avalanche heavy favorites at -241 on the moneyline, and the Predators are at +193. Find more below on the Avalanche vs. Predators betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Avalanche vs. Predators Spread and Betting Line
Avalanche vs Predators Betting Information
Avalanche vs. Predators Game Info
- Game Day: Thursday, April 28, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Computer Predictions for Avalanche vs. Predators
Computer picks for Avalanche vs Predators
Avalanche 4 Predators 2
Avalanche vs. Predators Betting Trends
Colorado has gone 53-21 as the oddsmakers’ favorite this season.
The Avalanche have a record of 22-6 this season while playing with their moneyline odds shorter than -241.
There is a 70.7% chance that Colorado wins this game, per the moneyline.
Colorado Avalanche Leaders
A major offensive player this season for Colorado, Mikko Rantanen has scored 91 points in 73 games (36 goals and 55 assists).
Nathan MacKinnon is another leading option for Colorado with 88 points (1.4 per game), scoring 32 goals and adding 56 assists.
Nazem Kadri has 85 total points for Colorado, with 27 goals and 58 assists.
Darcy Kuemper (37-12-3) has a 2.5 goals against average and a .922 save percentage (third-best in the league).
Colorado Avalanche Season Stats
The Avalanche’s 303 goals this season make them the fourth-best scoring team in the NHL.
The Avalanche have conceded the seventh-fewest goals in NHL action this season, 224 (2.8 per game).
The team has the league’s third-best goal differential at +79 this season.
The NHL-leading 66 power-play goals the Avalanche’s have netted have resulted from 268 power-play chances.
The Avalanche’s offense ranks fifth the league with a 24.6% power-play conversion rate.
The Avalanche’s offense has scored six shorthanded goals this season (17th among all squads).
The Avalanche have the league’s 17th-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 79.3%.
The Avalanche win 47.4% of their faceoffs (27th in the league).
The Avalanche have a 10.8% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking sixth in the league.
The Avalanche average 21.5 hits and 13.2 blocked shots per game.
Predators vs. Avalanche Betting Trends
The Predators have secured an upset victory in 18, or 48.6%, of the 37 games they have played as an underdog this season.
Nashville’s moneyline odds have been +193 or longer twice this season, and it split 1-1.
The moneyline implies a 34.1% chance to win for the Predators.
Nashville Predators Leaders
Roman Josi’s 22 goals and 71 assists in 78 games give him 93 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
Matt Duchene is a key contributor for Nashville, with 84 total points this season. He has scored 42 goals and provided 42 assists in 76 contests.
Filip Forsberg has 42 goals and 40 assists for Colorado.
Juuse Saros has a record of 38-25-3 in 67 games this season, conceding 173 goals (2.6 goals against average) with 1934 saves and a .918 save percentage, ninth-best in the league.
Nashville Predators Season Stats
The Predators have scored 254 goals this season (3.2 per game) to rank 12th in the league.
The Predators have conceded 3.0 goals per game, 241 total, which ranks 16th among NHL teams.
Their 16th-ranked goal differential is +13.
The Predators have put up 62 power-play goals this season, which are third-best in the NHL (on 252 power-play chances).
The Predators have the NHL’s fifth-best power-play conversion rate of 24.6%.
The Predators have scored two shorthanded goals this season (29th among NHL teams).
The Predators’ 19th-ranked penalty kill rate is 78.9%.
The Predators have the NHL’s ninth-best faceoff win rate (51.2%).
The 10.7% shooting percentage the Predators have amassed ranks seventh in the league.
The Predators have not yet shut out an opponent this season.
Avalanche and Predators Injury Report
Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: Out (Knee), Ryan Murray: Out (Hand/Wrist), Pavel Francouz: Day To Day (Face), Mikko Rantanen: Day To Day (Illness), Erik Johnson: Day To Day (Undisclosed)
Predators: Jeremy Lauzon: Out (Undisclosed)
Betting Tips for Avalanche vs. Predators
Our best bet is Avalanche on the moneyline at -241 and against the spread (-1.5) after digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will finish under the total of 6.5 goals.
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