Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 5/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (34-13-4) head to T-Mobile Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (37-13-2).
The Avalanche had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat against the Sharks their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Avalanche came in at 68 and the Corsi against was 37 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 64.8%. Their offensive zone starts were at 59.5% and their PDO was 98.0 in this one. Colorado earned 4 penalty mins in this contest. The Avalanche had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 49 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 60.5%. They compiled 25 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to win the face-off. They also had 2 attempts on the power play but didn't get a goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 167 power play tries (5th in the NHL) and have come away with 30 goals in those chances. The Avalanche have had 1,311 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .904. Colorado has taken 1,769 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. At even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 96 goals while having 134 on offense. Colorado has accounted for 192 power play chances and they have tallied 44 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 22.92%. For the season, they sit with 72 points and their points percentage is sitting at .706. In reference to their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 178 goals (5th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 126.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Philipp Grubauer. Throughout his time in hockey, Grubauer has accumulated 110 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .598. His save percentage currently sits at .920 during his 11,538 minutes on the ice. Grubauer has had 5,673 shot attempts taken against him and he has 5,219 total saves. Opponents have notched 454 goals versus Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.36. He has a record of 106-61-21 and he was named the starter in 184 games. Grubauer has taken the ice for 211 contests during his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Vegas opposed the Wild in a matchup where the Golden Knights earned a win by a tally of 3-2. Vegas wound up with a 56.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.2% by tallying a Fenwick of 33 and the Wild finishing with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 99 and they earned an oZS percentage of 70.8%. The Golden Knights notched 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
The Golden Knights have scored 145 goals at even strength and 30 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Vegas has taken 1,684 shots (5th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.39%, while allowing their opponents 1,441 shots. Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have 175 goals, 76 points, as well as a points percentage of .731. They have a tally of 160 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.75%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 86.13% on their opponents 137 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 92.0%. They have granted a total of 116 goals to be scored by of a combination of 97 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has allowed 2,168 goals overall. Fleury's quality start rate is 55.3% and he has 401 quality starting assignments in his career. He has been a starter 725 contests and has played 50,984 mins. Fleury has accumulated a career mark of 490-276-82 and has been in goal for 881 games. He has accounted for 22,788 saves out of the 24,956 shots tried, giving him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas
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