Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+144) Avalanche (-160)
Ball Arena is the site where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (21-8-3) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (22-8-1) on Saturday. The Avalanche open this game at -160 while the Golden Knights are coming in at +144. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-1 defeat against the Avalanche in their previous contest. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 55.6% and their PDO was 91.8 in this one. They accrued 26 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 22 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 37.3%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 40 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 47.1%. Vegas recorded 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. In addition, they had 1 power play chance but didn't get a goal. The Golden Knights could have played much better offensively in this loss. In the outing, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 19 shots they tried.
The Golden Knights have had 852 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .917. When at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 58 goals while getting 83 themselves. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have amassed 81 power play tries (28th in pro hockey) and have come away with 13 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have 45 points and their points % is .726. Vegas has taken 954 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. With respect to their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 101 goals (10th in pro hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 71. Vegas has accumulated 95 power play chances and they have notched 18 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 18.95%.
The man in net for this game is Robin Lehner. Over the course of his pro career, Lehner has 163 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .564. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 17,304 mins between the pipes. Lehner has seen 9,515 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,732 total saves. Opponents have notched 783 goals against Lehner in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.71. He has amassed a record of 121-121-46 and he has started in 289 games. Lehner has participated in 308 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their win over Vegas, the Avalanche had 4 attempts on the power play in this game and recorded 1 out of those attempts. The Avalanche converted 5 goals of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO was 108 and they had an oZS percentage of 44.4%. Colorado went home with a 52.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Colorado had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 62.7% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Golden Knights earning a 22 Fenwick.
Colorado has attempted 1,126 shots (3rd in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.86%, while allowing their opponents 799 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 87.50% on their oppositions 96 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.1%. They have earned 115 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.48%. The Avalanche have accumulated 84 goals at even strength and 27 goals (5th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 71 goals to be scored by way of 59 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 111 goals, 45 points, as well as a points percentage of .703.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Philipp Grubauer protecting the goal. He has accounted for 4,979 stops out of the 5,404 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .921. Grubauer is the owner of a lifetime mark of 99-59-20 and has played in 201 contests. He got the starting nod in 174 games and has played for a total of 10,951 minutes. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts comes in at 60.3% and he has accumulated 105 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.33 goals per game and he has allowed 425 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-160) and under 5.5 goals
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