Senators vs Avalanche Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/16

Senators vs Avalanche Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/16

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Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Ottawa Senators - Avalanche Look to Extend Dominance

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting clash as the Colorado Avalanche take on the Ottawa Senators. Check out the comprehensive preview, featuring player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on January 16, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

 

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche, boasting a 28-13-3 record, face the Ottawa Senators, who stand at 15-23-0.

Goaltender Matchup:

The Avalanche present Alexandar Georgiev (24 wins, 2.89 GA/G, .898 SV%) and Ivan Prosvetov (4 wins, 3.16 GA/G, .895 SV%). The Senators counter with Joonas Korpisalo (8 wins, 3.70 GA/G, .884 SV%) and Anton Forsberg (7 wins, 3.35 GA/G, .889 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game is set to unfold at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, on January 16, 2024, at 5:00 PM. The Avalanche hold the advantage with a -135 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Keep an eye on top scorers Nathan MacKinnon for the Avalanche and Tim Stutzle for the Senators. MacKinnon leads with an impressive 70 points, including 23 goals and 47 assists. Stutzle has contributed 38 points with 7 goals and 31 assists.

 

Injury Report

For the Avalanche, Valeri Nichushkin is on IR with a non-return date specified, while Miles Wood is listed as out for January 16. Jack Johnson and Josh Manson are day-to-day with an expected return date of January 15. Artturi Lehkonen is on IR with a long-term return date of January 24. On the Senators' side, Josh Norris is day-to-day with an expected return date of January 16, and Anton Forsberg is on IR with a long-term return date of February 10. Shane Pinto is out until January 21.

 

Team Stats

Let's analyze the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Colorado Avalanche 3.67 3.07 32.1 28.6 449 41 25.0 25 83.0 6 0
Ottawa Senators 3.32 3.68 32.5 31.2 464 23 16.2 35 71.8 2 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche secured victories against Toronto (1/13), Vegas (1/10), and Boston (1/8) but faced a loss to Florida (1/6) and won in overtime against Dallas (1/4).

Ottawa Senators

The Senators clinched victories against San Jose (1/13) and Calgary (1/9) but faced losses to Buffalo (1/11), Edmonton (1/6), and Seattle (1/4).

 

Prediction

The Colorado Avalanche, with their strong recent performances and roster depth, are poised to extend their dominance against the Ottawa Senators. Expect a well-fought game, and the Avalanche are the favorites to secure a victory.

Pick: Colorado Avalanche to Win

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