Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 3/26/2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday, March 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +158 and the Golden Knights at -175.
Colorado has a record of 41-26-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 15-16-6-1. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 239 goals and given up 218 goals for a point differential of +21. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-34-0 and an over/under record of 39-29-0. Vegas is 47-21-7 including 26-9-2-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 250 goals and surrendered 204 for a goal differential of +46. Their record against the spread is 47-28-0 while their over/under record is 38-35-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 41-34-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 39-29-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 47-28-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 38-35-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/24/18 C Colin Wilson Lower Body is "?" Monday vs Vegas
03/24/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Upper Body is "?" Monday vs Vegas
03/24/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Lower Body is "?" Monday vs Vegas
03/04/18 GO Andrew Hammond Concussion IR (02/26)
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
03/24/18 RW Reilly Smith Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Colorado
03/09/18 C Oscar Lindberg Concussion is out indefinitely
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Undisclosed is out indefinitely
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Shoulder IR (02/04)
Nathan MacKinnon has accumulated 92 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 38 goals this year with 257 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 54 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 162 shots. He has 53 assists, giving him a total of 80 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 23 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 1,536 shots against him and he's given up 125 goals. He's made 1,411 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
William Karlsson has scored 66 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 39 goals this season with 169 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Jon Marchessault averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 24 goals on 248 shots. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 69 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 27 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,266 shots against him and he's surrendered 88 goals. He's made 1,178 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 90 total points this season, which ranks them 10th in the NHL. They are 8th in the league in goals scored with 239 while they've given up 218 goals, ranking them 18th overall. They have had 276 power play opportunities and have scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the NHL. The Avalanche have allowed 255 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, putting them 3rd in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.79% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 9th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 4th in the NHL with a total of 101 points this year. They have 48 power play goals on 225 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 10th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 217 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. That is 13th in the NHL. As a team, the Golden Knights are 3rd in the league with 250 goals scored while they've given up 204 goals, which is 24th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.15%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 10th in the NHL.
Colorado is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.7%, as they've attempted 4,062 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,627 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.7% as they have 3,023 attempts while they have given up 3,456 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time, which is 22nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. That is 8th overall in the NHL. They have 1,945 face-off wins compared to 2,469 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.1%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,458 hits and they have blocked 1,171 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That ranks them 8th and 28th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,246 face-off wins as opposed to 2,330 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,563 hits and they've blocked 1,079 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 21st in blocked shots. Vegas is ranked 14th in Corsi percentage with 51.4% as they've tried 4,565 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,309 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 51.4%, as they have 3,412 shots while they've given up 3,230 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -175
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