Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 5/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+150) Avalanche (-182)
Ball Arena is the venue where Devan Dubnyk and the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) will take on the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) on Sunday in Game 1 of their series. The moneyline on this matchup has the Golden Knights coming in at +150 and the Avalanche are at -182. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory over the Wild in Game 7 of their series. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 50.0% and their PDO was 113.5 in this one. They accumulated 36 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 49 and the Fenwick against finished at 25, giving them a Fenwick rate of 66.2%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 65 and the Corsi against was at 40 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 61.9%. Vegas accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this game. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but didn't convert it into a score. The Golden Knights had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. In the outing, they scored on 6 of the 34 shots they put on goal.
When it comes to their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 190 goals (3rd in the league) this year and have conceded 122. For the current campaign, they have recorded 82 points and their points percentage sits at .732. Vegas comes into the game with 174 power play opportunities and they have tallied 31 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 17.82%. When at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 103 goals while scoring 159 themselves. Vegas has tried 1,829 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.4%. The Golden Knights have had 1,527 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .920. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 144 power play tries (27th in pro hockey) and have scored 19 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. In his professional hockey career, Fleury has accumulated 403 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .554. His save percentage currently is .913 in his 51,104 minutes guarding the cage. Fleury has had 24,996 shot attempts against him and has recorded 22,827 saves. Opponents have notched 2,169 goals versus Fleury in his career and his goals against rate is 2.55. He has compiled a win-loss record of 492-276-82 and he has started in 727 games. Fleury has taken the ice for 883 contests during his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Colorado faced off against the Blues in a matchup where the Avalanche notched a victory by a score of 5-2 to close out their series in 4 games. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and netted 3 out of those tries. The Avalanche tallied 5 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 100 and their oZS percentage was 51.0%. Colorado wound up with a 62.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Colorado played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 62.9% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Blues having earned a 26 Fenwick at even strength.
This season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 197 goals, 82 points, and a points percentage of .732. They have allowed 132 goals to be scored by of a combination of 102 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche are sitting with 150 goals at even strength and 47 goals (2nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 207 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.71%. Colorado has taken 1,937 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.17%, while allowing their opponents 1,423 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.05% on the other teams 177 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%.
Across the rink you are going to see Devan Dubnyk in net. He is sitting with 14,194 saves out of the 15,532 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .914. Dubnyk has amassed a career record of 253-206-54 and has played in 542 contests. He was named a starter in 514 contests and his ice time sits at 30,792 mins. Dubnyk's rate of quality starts sits at 53.9% and he has made 277 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has allowed 1,338 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-182) and under 5.5 goals
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