Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 4/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-103) Golden Knights (-117)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (34-11-2) host the Colorado Avalanche (31-11-4) at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Avalanche priced at -103 and the Golden Knights are at -117. The total opens at 5.5.
The Avalanche will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 defeat against the Blues in their previous game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 60 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 28 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 68.2%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 60.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 84.2 in this one. Colorado garnered 8 minutes in the box for this game. The Avalanche had a below average offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick rate of 60.9%. They compiled 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to win the face-off. In addition, they had 4 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 of the 32 shots they put on goal.
With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 162 goals (4th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 111. For the current season, the have a total of 66 points and their points percentage sits at .717. Colorado comes into the game with 175 power play opportunities and they have added 42 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 24.00%. When at even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 84 goals while earning 120 themselves. Colorado has taken 1,589 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Avalanche have had 1,179 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 150 power play tries (7th in professional hockey) and have tallied 27 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Devan Dubnyk. For his career, Dubnyk is sitting with 277 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .541. His save percentage is at .914 in his 30,675 minutes guarding the cage. Dubnyk has had 15,482 shots against him and he has 14,151 saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,331 goals against Dubnyk in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.60. He has accumulated an overall record of 252-205-54 and he started in 512 games. Dubnyk has participated in 540 games over the course of his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Vegas opposed the Ducks in a matchup where the Golden Knights took home the win by a score of 5-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 114 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but didn't score a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 35 and the Ducks earning a 34 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights scored 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. Vegas wound up with a 45.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas had and they put on a good performance in this one.
The Golden Knights have racked up 133 goals at even strength and 26 goals (21st in hockey) while on the power play. Vegas has taken 1,533 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.37%, while allowing their opponents 1,291 shots. This season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 159 goals, 70 points, in addition to a points percentage of .745. They have a total of 143 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.18%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 86.07% on their opponents 122 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.2%. They have granted a total of 101 goals to be scored by of a combination of 84 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. He is sitting with 22,708 saves out of 24,870 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .913. Fleury holds a career record of 487-276-82 and has been in goal for 878 games. He has started in 722 games and has played 50,799 minutes. Fleury's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.3% and he has 399 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has allowed 2,162 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-103)
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