Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 2/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+105) Avalanche (-116)
Ball Arena is the site where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (9-4-1) will take on the Vegas Golden Knights (10-4-1) on Monday. The Avalanche open this matchup at -116 while the Golden Knights are coming in at +105. The total opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 loss to the Avalanche in their last game. The Golden Knights didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 29 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. Vegas tallied 10 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 46 and the Corsi against was 51 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 47.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.1%. They totaled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 31 opportunities to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.5% and their PDO was 97.7 for this game.
In terms of scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 45 goals (17th in hockey) on the year and have allowed 33. For the season, they have scored 21 points and their points percentage sits at .700. Vegas has accounted for 49 power play opportunities and they have notched 9 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 18.37%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 27 goals while getting 36 of their own. Vegas has attempted 452 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.0%. The Golden Knights have had 397 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .917. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 46 power play tries (27th in hockey) and have tallied 6 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. For his professional hockey career, Fleury has earned 385 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .549. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 49,553 minutes guarding the cage. Fleury has seen 24,267 shots taken against him and has accrued 22,152 saves. Opponents have scored 2,115 goals versus Fleury in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.56. He has a win-loss mark of 473-269-82 and was named the starter in 701 games. Fleury has played in 857 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their win over Vegas, Colorado went home with a 52.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Colorado played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.9% by tallying a Fenwick of 41 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.3%. The Avalanche earned 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
During this campaign, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 44 goals, 19 points, and a points percentage of .679. They have permitted 29 goals to be scored by way of 24 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have 30 goals at even strength and 14 goals (10th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 60 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 23.33%. Colorado has taken 443 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.93%, while allowing their opponents 372 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 89.58% on their oppositions 48 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 92.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Philipp Grubauer between the pipes. He has tallied 4,663 saves out of 5,063 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .921. Grubauer has accrued a career record of 88-55-20 and has played in 186 games. He has made the start in 160 games and his ice time sits at 10,068 minutes. Grubauer's rate of quality starts is 59.4% and he has qualified for 95 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.38 goals per game and he has surrendered 400 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-116)
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