Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 10/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+147) Avalanche (-163)
Darcy Kuemper and the Colorado Avalanche play the Vegas Golden Knights at Ball Arena on Tuesday. The Avalanche open this contest at -163 while the Golden Knights are coming in at +147. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Golden Knights will look for better times on the ice after their 2-0 loss to the Islanders in their last contest. The Golden Knights didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 42 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 power play tries but didn't get a goal. Vegas accumulated 4 mins in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 69 and the Corsi against was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 62.2%. Their Fenwick was 50 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.8%. They tallied 27 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 70.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.9 in this one.
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The Golden Knights have had 175 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .891. When at even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 16 goals while earning 10 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 13 power play tries (31st in the NHL) and have come away with 3 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have recorded 2 points and their points percentage is .200. Vegas has tried 179 shots and holds a shot percentage of 5.6%. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 10 goals (31st in hockey) on the season and have conceded 19. Vegas steps onto the ice with 11 power play opportunities.
The player in the crease for this game is Robin Lehner. Lehner has been in net for 325 games over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed a record of 130-128-47 and he has started in 306 games. Opponents have notched 824 goals against Lehner in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.70. Lehner has seen 10,000 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 9,176 total saves. His save percentage currently is .918 during his 18,310 minutes in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Lehner has 173 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .565.
Their last time out, Colorado opposed the Lightning in a game where the Avalanche took home the victory by a final of 4-3. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Avalanche had 4 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 99 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 27.6%. Colorado wound up with a 43.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 40.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Lightning having earned a 39 Fenwick at even strength.
So far this season, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 14 goals, 4 points, and a points percentage of .400. They have allowed 20 goals to be scored by way of 17 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche are sitting with 12 goals at even strength and 2 goals (29th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 20 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 10.00%. Colorado has put up 153 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.15%, while allowing the other team 172 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.25% on their opponents 16 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 88.4%.
Across the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.49 goals/game and he has allowed 574 goals in total. Kuemper's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.3% and he has made 129 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 229 games and has played 13,839 mins. Kuemper holds a lifetime record of 108-85-32 and has played in 246 contests. He has recorded 6,288 stops out of 6,862 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-163)
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