Colorado
Avalanche
Stadium Pepsi Center
0-1-0 Overall | CENTRAL 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Avalanche05 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Tue  9/17
vs
Golden Knights
L0-5
Thu  9/19
vs
Stars
9:00pm
Sat  9/21
@
Wild
6:00pm
Sun  9/22
vs
Wild
7:00pm
Wed  9/25
@
Golden Knights
10:00pm
Sat  9/28
@
Stars
6:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 12/1, 7.7% (#4). They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 6.1% chance is #8 in the league. In simulations, they win the West 14.3% of the time and are not a good value at 5/1, 16.7%. Both the simulations and oddsmakers have them at 97.5 points. At -310 the Avalanche are a good value to make the playoffs with a 81.6% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 3/1, 25%. They win the division in 21.6% 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. Putting a 100 units on them to win every game would have cost you -1030 units. They went 42-40 on puck lines (-7 loss). They went over 41 times and came in under 41 times. Their next game vs the Flames should be close. The Avalanche are winning 51 percent of computer simulations. 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 #11 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
10 Alt, Mark D6-420110/18/1991No College
44 Barberio, Mark D6-120003/23/1990No College
74 Beaucage, Alex RW6-219207/25/2001No College
41 Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard C6-019803/06/1985No College
14 Bowers, Shane C6-118307/30/1999No College
95 Burakovsky, Andre LW6-320102/09/1995No College
50 Burzan, Luka RW6-018401/07/2000No College
45 Byram, Bowen D6-119506/13/2001No College
11 Calvert, Matt RW5-1118612/24/1989No College
47 Campbell, Colin C6-120704/17/1991No College
28 Cole, Ian D6-121902/21/1989No College
37 Compher, J.T. RW6-019304/08/1995No College
27 Condra, Erik RW5-1118808/06/1986No College
7 Connauton, Kevin D6-220502/23/1990No College
82 Davis, Kevin D6-018503/14/1997No College
72 Donskoi, Joonas RW6-019004/13/1992No College
15 Dries, Sheldon C5-918504/23/1994No College
39 Francouz, Pavel G6-017906/03/1990No College
49 Girard, Samuel D5-1016205/12/1998No College
27 Graves, Ryan D6-522605/21/1995No College
24 Greer, A.J. LW6-320412/14/1996No College
31 Grubauer, Philipp G6-119111/25/1991No College
70 Henry, Nick RW5-1119107/04/1999No College
6 Johnson, Erik D6-422503/21/1988No College
88 Joly, Michael RW5-1117505/05/1995No College
17 Jost, Tyson C5-1119103/14/1998No College
91 Kadri, Nazem C6-019210/06/1990No College
81 Kamenev, Vladislav C6-219408/12/1996No College
61 Kaut, Martin RW6-217610/02/1999No College
92 Landeskog, Gabriel LW6-121511/23/1992No College
26 Larocque, Sasha D6-020502/09/1994No College
65 Lewis, Ty LW5-1118803/05/1998No College
54 Lindholm, Anton D5-1119111/29/1994No College
34 MacDonald, Jacob D6-020402/26/1993No College
29 MacKinnon, Nathan C6-020509/01/1995No College
8 Makar, Cale D5-1118710/30/1998No College
12 Megna, Jayson C6-119502/01/1990No College
46 Meloche, Nicolas D6-320407/18/1997No College
32 Miska, Hunter G6-117507/07/1995No College
84 Mutala, Sasha RW6-020005/06/2001No College
13 Nichushkin, Valeri LW6-421003/04/1995No College
83 Nieto, Matt LW5-1119011/05/1992No College
25 O'Connor, Logan RW6-017908/14/1996No College
96 Rantanen, Mikko RW6-421510/29/1996No College
5 Renouf, Dan D6-220506/01/1994No College
48 Rosen, Calle D6-119502/02/1994No College
20 Timmins, Conor D6-218409/18/1998No College
58 Tischke, Peter D6-120701/03/1996No College
36 Tynan, T.J. C5-816502/25/1992No College
30 Werner, Adam G6-519805/02/1997No College
22 Wilson, Colin LW6-122110/20/1989No College
16 Zadorov, Nikita D6-523004/16/1995No College