Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 2/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-105) Golden Knights (-111)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (10-2-1) play the Colorado Avalanche (7-4-1) at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Avalanche coming in at -105 and the Golden Knights are at -111. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Avalanche will look for better times on the ice after their 1-0 defeat to the Golden Knights in the last game they played. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 50.3% and their PDO was 95.0 in this game. They accounted for 24 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.6%. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 56 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 42 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 57.1%. Colorado garnered 2 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 1 chance with the advantage but didn't get a goal. The Avalanche had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. In the game, they ended the night with no scores out of the 30 shots they put on net.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 38 goals (19th in the league) for the season and have surrendered 25. For the current campaign, they have recorded 15 points and their points percentage sits at .625. Colorado has tallied 53 power play chances and they have tallied 14 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 26.42%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have given up 24 goals while notching 20 themselves. Colorado has tried 379 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. The Avalanche have had 314 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .920. Colorado Avalanche opponents have 42 power play tries (22nd in pro hockey) and have scored 4 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Philipp Grubauer. Opponents have scored 396 goals versus Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.39. Grubauer has been in net for 184 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .921 for his 9,948 minutes played. He has compiled a record of 86-55-20 and got the start in 158 games. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has 93 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .589. Grubauer has seen 5,005 shot attempts against him and has accrued 4,609 saves.
In their win over Colorado, Vegas had a PDO at even strength of 105 and their oZS percentage was 49.7%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 41.4% by amassing a Fenwick of 29 and the Avalanche ending the game with a 41 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights converted 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. Vegas earned a 42.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
Vegas has attempted 394 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.41%, while allowing the other team 333 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 84.62% on their oppositions 39 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 10.4%. They have a tally of 43 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.60%. The Golden Knights have racked up 39 goals at even strength and 8 goals (20th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 27 goals to be scored by way of 38 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched a total of 41 goals, 21 points, and a points percentage of .808.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Robin Lehner in goal. He has a tally of 8,694 stops out of the 9,474 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .918. Lehner has accrued a career record of 119-121-46 and has been in net for 306 contests. He has started in 287 contests and has been on the ice for 17,184 mins. Lehner's quality start percentage sits at 56.4% and he has qualified for 162 quality starts in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.72 goals per contest and he has allowed 780 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-105)
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