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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (UP OVERALL)
The Avalanche are competing to make the playoffs, but they have seen their chances go up and down this season. In our pre-season forecast they had a 36% chance of making the playoffs. On 8/3 they had a 21.6% chance before increasing to 71.7% on 10/23. From the start of the season to now their chances are up significantly to 66.6%. They have a shot (13%) at getting home court advantage in the first round. They have a 20% chance of reaching the conference semi-finals and a 6% chance of reaching the conference finals. Based on the odds, they have a 6.2% chance of winning the West (15/1) and a 3.2% chance of winning it all (30/1).
Strength of Schedule Getting Much Easier
Avalanche's Season Forecast Changes
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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: C
At 9-6-4 the Avalanche are behind their money line projected win total of 9.4 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ goals as a slight favorite, then they have 7 good wins vs 3 bad losses. They have won 45% of their road games and were expected to win 46%. At home they have a 50% win percentage vs an expected win rate of 52%. Over the past 3 weeks they have played poorly going 3-4-2, 33%. In simulations, the Avalanche are a below average team and won 49.6% of the simulations played vs every other team as if they were playing on a neutral court with players available in the playoffs (#16 in the league). They have moved up from #24 in the league back on 7/25.
Their record should be better. Their average goal differential is +0.63 which ranks #5 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #12. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #4 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #10 in home games. They are trending down. Their average goal differential in their past 5 games is -0.2 (#18 over this stretch).
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NEXT 6 GAME OUTLOOK: PARTLY CLOUDY
The Avalanche next 6 game forecast looks like a mix of 'clouds and sun'. They have 5 games where they are favored by >60% of the simulations, and 4 games where they are a clear underdog.
The most likely scenario over the next 6 games is a record of 3-3 (31% chance). Their chances of winning 5 or more are 8.2%. Their chances of winning their next 6 are 1.3%. At #8 in the conference, they are fighting with the Canucks for positioning. With a +0.87 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games they have a good chance of improving their conference seed. They are ahead of the Ducks by 2 points. In the short-term, we do predict much of a change in the gap between them and the Ducks. There is only a 0.27 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games.
Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Avalanche are the 12th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Avalanche are playing 8 games, traveling 10544 miles crossing 7 time zones. They rank #8 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.
Sportsline has a free pick on the Colorado Avalanche's next game. They are -132 favorites and are not a good value. Visit Sportsline.com to find out if there is good value on this pick and get picks vs totals, money lines and a complete projected box score of the game.
Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.
|10||Andrighetto, Sven||RW||5-10||188||03/21/1993||No College|
|44||Barberio, Mark||D||6-1||200||03/23/1990||No College|
|4||Barrie, Tyson||D||5-10||190||07/26/1991||No College|
|57||Bourque, Gabriel||RW||5-10||206||09/23/1990||No College|
|11||Calvert, Matt||RW||5-11||186||12/24/1989||No College|
|28||Cole, Ian||D||6-1||219||02/21/1989||No College|
|56||Dano, Marko||LW||5-11||212||11/30/1994||No College|
|15||Dries, Sheldon||LW||5-9||185||04/23/1994||No College|
|49||Girard, Samuel||D||5-10||162||05/12/1998||No College|
|31||Grubauer, Philipp||G||6-1||191||11/25/1991||No College|
|6||Johnson, Erik||D||6-4||225||03/21/1988||No College|
|17||Jost, Tyson||C||5-11||191||03/14/1998||No College|
|91||Kamenev, Vladislav||C||6-2||194||08/12/1996||No College|
|13||Kerfoot, Alexander||C||5-10||175||08/11/1994||No College|
|92||Landeskog, Gabriel||LW||6-1||215||11/23/1992||No College|
|29||MacKinnon, Nathan||C||6-0||205||09/01/1995||No College|
|12||Nemeth, Patrik||D||6-3||219||02/08/1992||No College|
|83||Nieto, Matt||LW||5-11||190||11/05/1992||No College|
|96||Rantanen, Mikko||RW||6-4||215||10/29/1996||No College|
|34||Soderberg, Carl||C||6-3||210||10/12/1985||No College|
|1||Varlamov, Semyon||G||6-2||205||04/27/1988||No College|
|22||Wilson, Colin||RW||6-1||221||10/20/1989||No College|
|16||Zadorov, Nikita||D||6-5||230||04/16/1995||No College|