Colorado
Avalanche
Stadium Pepsi Center
42-20-8 Overall | 10-8-2 CENTRAL 2nd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Avalanche237191 19.09%
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
@
Red Wings
W2-1
Wed  3/4
vs
Ducks
L / OT3-4
Fri  3/6
@
Canucks
L3-6
Sun  3/8
@
Sharks
W4-3
Mon  3/9
@
Kings
L1-3
Wed  3/11
vs
Rangers
W / OT3-2
Fri  3/13
vs
Canucks
POSTPONED
Sun  3/15
vs
Golden Knights
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
vs
Sharks
POSTPONED
Thu  3/19
@
Predators
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 12/1, 7.7% (#4). Their simulation based win percentage (6.5%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. In simulations, they win the West 14.6% of the time and are not a good value at 5/1, 16.7%. The Avalanche are averaging 98 points per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 97.5 points. At -310 the Avalanche are a good value to make the playoffs with a 84.1% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 3/1, 25%. They win the division in 24.4% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 42 based on their money line game odds. Their 38-30-14 record last season failed to meet expectations. Anyone betting on them to win every game would have lost a lot (-1030) based on a 100 unit risk per game. They went 42-40 on puck lines (-7 loss). They went over 41 times and came in under 41 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Calgary Flames. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.19 (includes playoff games) which ranks #15 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #17. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #10 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #14 in home games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Philipp Grubauer who is projected to be the #12 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
44 Barberio, Mark D6-120003/23/1990No College
41 Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard C6-019803/06/1985No College
95 Burakovsky, Andre RW6-320102/09/1995No College
28 Cole, Ian D6-122502/21/1989No College
37 Compher, J.T. C6-019004/08/1995No College
7 Connauton, Kevin D6-220502/23/1990No College
72 Donskoi, Joonas RW6-019004/13/1992No College
39 Francouz, Pavel G6-017906/03/1990No College
49 Girard, Samuel D5-1017005/12/1998No College
27 Graves, Ryan D6-522005/21/1995No College
35 Hutchinson, Michael G6-319803/02/1990No College
6 Johnson, Erik D6-422503/21/1988No College
17 Jost, Tyson C5-1118703/14/1998No College
81 Kamenev, Vladislav RW6-219408/12/1996No College
92 Landeskog, Gabriel LW6-121511/23/1992No College
29 MacKinnon, Nathan C6-020009/01/1995No College
8 Makar, Cale D5-1118710/30/1998No College
90 Namestnikov, Vladislav RW6-018311/22/1992No College
13 Nichushkin, Valeri LW6-421003/04/1995No College
83 Nieto, Matt LW5-1118511/05/1992No College
16 Zadorov, Nikita D6-623504/16/1995No College