Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 6/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+130) Avalanche (-140)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) host the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) at Ball Arena on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. The odds on this matchup have the Golden Knights priced at +130 and the Avalanche are at -140. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights had a good night with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche in Game 4. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was sitting at 47 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 40 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 54.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 35.0% and their PDO rating was 108.7 for this one. Vegas tallied 10 penalty mins in this contest. The Golden Knights had a good offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 57.6%. They earned 14 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to win the face-off. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they scored on 5 out of the 35 shots they launched.
The Golden Knights have had 1,527 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .920. When playing at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 103 goals while earning 159 when they are on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 144 power play tries (27th in the league) and have come away with 19 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 82 points and their points percentage is sitting at .732. Vegas has taken 1,829 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.4%. When it comes to their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 190 goals (3rd in the league) this season and have surrendered 122. Vegas comes into the game with 174 power play chances and they have notched 31 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 17.82%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 883 contests during his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of Career and he was named the starter in 727 games. Opponents have been able to score 2,169 goals versus Fleury in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Fleury has had 24,996 shots against him and has recorded 22,827 saves. His save percentage currently is .913 during his 51,104 minutes between the pipes. In his career, Fleury is sitting with 403 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .554.
In their Game 4 loss, Colorado had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Avalanche recorded 1 goal out of the 18 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 91 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 65.0%. Colorado wrapped up this game with a 46.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.4% by amassing a Fenwick of 25 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have earned a total of 197 goals, 82 points, and a points percentage of .732. They have permitted 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 pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 207 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.71%. Colorado has put up 1,937 shots (2nd in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.17%, while allowing the opposition 1,423 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.05% on the other teams 177 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.7%.
Across the ice you are going to see Philipp Grubauer in the crease. He has racked up 5,288 stops out of the 5,745 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .920. Grubauer holds a lifetime mark of Career and has played in 214 games. He has made the start in 187 games and has racked up 11,718 minutes. Grubauer's rate of quality starts comes in at 59.9% and he has 112 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.34 goals per game and he has allowed 457 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-140)
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