Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 6/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+184) Avalanche (-233)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) are headed to Ball Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) in Game 2 of their series. The odds on this matchup have the Golden Knights coming in at +184 and the Avalanche are at -233. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 7-1 defeat to the Avalanche in Game 1. The Golden Knights had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. For the matchup, they finished 1 of the 25 shots they put on net. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Vegas accumulated 30 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was sitting at 40 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi rate of 51.9%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.2%. They accumulated 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 15 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts sat at 65.0% and they had a PDO of 84.4 in this game.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 144 power play tries (27th in the NHL) and have notched 19 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 1,527 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .920. Vegas has tried 1,829 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.4%. At even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 103 goals while getting 159 on offense. Vegas comes into the game with 174 power play opportunities and they have scored 31 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 17.82%. For the season, the have a total of 82 points and their points percentage is sitting at .732. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 190 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 122.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has taken the ice for 883 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 492-276-82 and he started in 727 games. The opposition has been able to score 2,169 goals versus Fleury in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. Fleury has seen 24,996 shots against him and he has 22,827 total saves. His save percentage currently is .913 for his 51,104 minutes played. Throughout his time in hockey, Fleury has accumulated 403 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .554.
In their Game 1 win, Colorado had 6 opportunities on the power play in this game and recorded 2 out of those chances. The Avalanche had 7 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 116 and their oZS percentage was 36.8%. Colorado earned a 48.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Colorado had and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Golden Knights earning a 29 Fenwick.
Colorado has taken 1,937 shots (2nd in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.17%, while allowing their opponents 1,423 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.05% on their opponents 177 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%. They have a total of 207 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.71%. The Avalanche have 150 goals at even strength and 47 goals (2nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 132 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 197 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .732.
Across the ice you are expected to see Philipp Grubauer in net. The opposition is averaging 2.34 goals per contest and he has allowed 457 goals altogether. Grubauer's rate of quality starts is 59.9% and he has qualified for 112 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 187 games and has played 11,718 minutes. Grubauer is the owner of a career record of 109-61-21 and has played in 214 games. He has accounted for 5,288 saves out of 5,745 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-233)
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