Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 3/24/2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -165 and the Avalanche at +149.
Vegas has a record of 47-21-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 21-12-4-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 249 goals and surrendered 202 goals for a point differential of +47. For the year they have an ATS mark of 47-27-0 and an over/under record of 38-34-0. Colorado has a record of 40-26-8 including 25-10-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 237 goals and have given up 217 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 40-34-0 while their over/under mark is 39-28-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 47-27-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 38-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 40-34-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 39-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
03/23/18 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Head is "?" Saturday vs Colorado
03/22/18 RW Reilly Smith Shoulder is "?" Saturday 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)
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/22/18 C Carl Soderberg Illness is "?" Saturday vs Vegas
03/04/18 GO Andrew Hammond Concussion IR (02/26)
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
William Karlsson has scored 66 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 39 goals this season with 167 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Jon Marchessault averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 23 goals on 244 attempts. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 68 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 27 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,236 shots against him and he's surrendered 87 goals. He's made 1,149 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Nathan MacKinnon has 92 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 38 goals this year with 254 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 54 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 158 attempts. He has 53 assists, giving him a total of 80 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 22 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 1,496 shots against him and he's given up 124 goals. He's made 1,372 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 100 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 249 goals while giving up 202 scores, which has them ranked 3rd and 24th respectively. They have had 224 power play chances and scored 48 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 213 power play opportunities and surrendered 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 13th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.27% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 14th in the league with a total of 88 points this season. They have 57 power play goals on 272 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL. They've given up 254 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 3rd overall. As a team, the Avalanche are 9th with a total of 237 goals scored while they've given up 217 goals this season, ranking 17th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.84%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 10th overall in the NHL.
Vegas is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.5%, as they've attempted 4,507 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,249 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.4% as they have 3,365 attempts while they have given up 3,188 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 14th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 2,219 face-off wins compared to 2,306 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That ranks them 25th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,535 hits and they have blocked 1,061 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the year. That ranks them 23rd and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,921 face-off wins as opposed to 2,442 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,439 hits and they've blocked 1,157 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 6th in blocked shots. Colorado is ranked 26th in Corsi percentage with 46.7% as they've tried 4,004 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,566 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 46.7%, as they have 2,981 shots while they've given up 3,409 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -165
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -165
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