Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 2/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+103) Avalanche (-114)
Edgewood Tahoe Resort is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (8-4-1) will take on the Vegas Golden Knights (10-3-1) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Golden Knights priced at +103 and the Avalanche are at -114. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 loss against the Avalanche their last time out. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was sitting at 58 and the Corsi against was 51 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 53.2%. Their offensive zone starts were at 66.7% and their PDO rating was 91.5 in this game. Vegas accrued 9 mins in the box in this matchup. The Golden Knights didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.5%. They accounted for 24 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to control the puck. They also had 2 attempts on the power play and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 29 shots they launched.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have tallied 42 power play opportunities (27th in the league) and have racked up 6 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights have had 358 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .916. Vegas has attempted 423 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. At even strength, the Golden Knights have given up 24 goals while getting 34 as an offensive unit. Vegas steps onto the ice with 45 power play opportunities and they have scored 9 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.00%. For the season, the have a total of 21 points and their points percentage comes in at .750. In relation to scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 43 goals (18th in hockey) so far this season and have given up 30.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 856 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss record of 473-268-82 and he has gotten the start in 700 games. Opponents have scored 2,112 goals against Fleury in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.56. Fleury has seen 24,228 shots taken against him and has gathered 22,116 saves. His save percentage is at .913 during his 49,495 mins on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Fleury has tallied 384 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .549.
In their win over Vegas, Colorado earned a 46.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Golden Knights having racked up a 38 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 109 and their percentage of oZS was 33.3%. The Avalanche tallied 3 goals of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but were not able to net one.
The Avalanche have scored 27 goals at even strength and 14 goals (6th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Colorado has put up 404 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.15%, while allowing the other team 343 shots. So far this year, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 41 goals, 17 points, as well as a points percentage of .654. They have recorded 56 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.00%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 88.64% on the other teams 44 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.1%. They have allowed 27 goals to be scored by of a combination of 22 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer in net. The opposition is averaging 2.39 goals per game and he has yielded 398 goals overall. Grubauer's quality start rate sits at 59.1% and he has 94 quality starts in his career. He has started in 159 contests and has played 10,008 minutes. Grubauer has compiled a lifetime mark of 87-55-20 and has been in net for 185 contests. He is sitting with 4,636 stops out of 5,034 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .921.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (+103)
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