Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 6/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (+105) Golden Knights (-115)
T-Mobile Arena is the venue where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) will play the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) on Friday in Game 3 of their series. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -115 while the Avalanche are priced at +105. The total is set at 5.5.
The Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory against the Golden Knights in Game 2. The Avalanche offense didn't overly impress in the win. For the matchup, they netted 3 of the 25 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 6 power play attempts and were able to notch 2 goals. Colorado earned 12 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 60 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 38.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 18 and the Fenwick against finished at 44, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 29.0%. They accounted for 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 41.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.8 for this game.
The Avalanche have had 1,423 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .907. At even strength, the Avalanche have given up 102 goals while notching 150 themselves. Colorado Avalanche opponents have recorded 177 power play opportunities (5th in hockey) and have come away with 30 goals in those attempts. For the year, the have a total of 82 points and their points percentage is sitting at .732. Colorado has attempted 1,937 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.2%. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 197 goals (1st in hockey) so far this year and have conceded 132. Colorado comes into tonight with 207 power play opportunities and they have notched 47 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 22.71%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Philipp Grubauer. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has accumulated 112 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .599. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 11,718 mins on the ice. Grubauer has had 5,745 shots taken against him and he has 5,288 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 457 goals against Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.34. He has accumulated a record of 109-61-21 and he has started in 187 games. Grubauer has taken the ice for 214 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their Game 2 loss, Vegas had a PDO at even strength of 95 and their percentage of oZS was 58.8%. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and earned 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage was 71.0% by compiling a Fenwick of 44 and the Avalanche finishing with a 18 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights netted 2 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. Vegas had a 61.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
On the campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights are sitting with 190 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .732. They have allowed 122 goals to be scored by way of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights are sitting with 159 goals at even strength and 31 goals (18th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 174 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 17.82%. Vegas has taken 1,829 shots (4th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the other team 1,527 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.81% on the other teams 144 power play tries, and their save percentage is 92.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury defending the goal. Teams are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has yielded 2,169 goals altogether. Fleury's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.4% and he has made 403 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 727 games and has played for a total of 51,104 mins. Fleury is the owner of a career record of 492-276-82 and has played in 883 contests. He has tallied 22,827 saves out of the 24,996 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-115)
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