Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+102) Avalanche (-113)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8, 2nd in the Central Division) host the Vegas Golden Knights (39-24-8, 1st in the Pacific Division) at Rogers Place on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The line on this game has the Golden Knights priced at +102 and the Avalanche are at -113. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Golden Knights cover 52.9% of the time, having gone 36-32 SU. The Avalanche cover 59.4% of the time, going 41-28 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights come into this matchup with a record of 39 wins and 24 defeats, ranking them 1st in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 224 goals which ranks them 2nd in the conference and 9th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +15, ranking them 10th in the NHL. The Golden Knights currently have a total of 86 pts, which ranks them 8th in the NHL and 3rd in the Western Conference. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 2,450 which ranks them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the NHL. As a team, Vegas has a total of 1,810 hits which has them averaging 25.5 per game. They currently have a total of 781 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has totaled 2,880 mins in net this year. Fleury is surrendering 2.77 GAA which puts him at 16th among Western Conference goaltenders and 32nd among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 133 goals. He has a save % of .905 which puts him at 23rd among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Golden Knights went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6 - 4 victory against the Blues in their previous contest. The Golden Knights had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the game, they converted 6 out of the 38 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to notch 2 goals out of those chances. Vegas ended up with 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 45 and the Corsi against was 22 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 67.2%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 18, which gave them a rate of 65.4%. They earned 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 30 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 88.7 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the St. Louis Blues earned 17 shots. They had 12 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play chances.
The Avalanche are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 42 victories and 20 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are sitting 1st in the West and 3rd in the NHL with +46. They currently have a total of 236 goals for the season which ranks them 1st in the conference. Colorado has a save % as a team of .913 which has them 6th in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% putting them at 3rd in the conference. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.63 goals per contest and that ranks him 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,057 mins he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 90 goals. He holds a save % of .916, which ranks him 14th among Western Conference goaltenders and 21st in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Avalanche went up against the Stars in a matchup where the Avalanche ended up with the win by a mark of 4 - 0. In this outing, Colorado earned a 60.4% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 55 and they gave up a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 58.2% by earning a Fenwick of 46 and the Stars finishing with a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Colorado played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO of 106.1 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 67.7%. The Avalanche converted 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play attempts in this game and converted 2 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Stars had 2 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Colorado conceded 27 shots on goal and the Stars earned 10 minutes in the box.
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