Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 10/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-110) Golden Knights (-110)
The Vegas Golden Knights are hosting the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have Colorado at -110 while Vegas is opening at -110. The over/under is set at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche had a rough game after their 4-3 loss to the Jets in their previous game. The Avalanche offense showed they have some room for improvement in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 33 shots they put on net. They also had 1 chance on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. Colorado garnered 8 penalty minutes for this contest.
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When at even strength, the Avalanche have given up 7 goals while notching 10 on offense. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 14 power play tries (24th in the NHL) and have a total of 7 goals in those attempts. In relation to scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 17 goals (7th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 14. Colorado has taken 131 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 13.0%. For the current season, the have a total of 5 points and their points % is .625. The Avalanche have seen 111 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .874. Colorado has compiled 13 power play opportunities and they have notched 7 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 53.85%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Alexandar Georgiev. The opposition has scored 352 goals versus Georgiev in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.94. Georgiev has been involved in 132 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .908 in his 7,181 mins played. He has compiled a mark of 60-48-12 and he has started in 120 games. During his career on the ice, Georgiev has 60 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .500. Georgiev has had 3,832 shots against him and he has 3,480 total saves.
In their last outing, Vegas went up against the Jets in a matchup where the Golden Knights got the victory by a final score of 5-2. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Golden Knights recorded 5 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking.
During this campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 17 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of .800. They have allowed 10 goals to be scored by way of 7 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights are sitting with 14 goals at even strength and 3 goals (17th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 19 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 15.79%. Vegas has taken 171 shots (5th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.94%, while allowing their opponents 158 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.57% on the other teams 14 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 93.7%.
Across the ice you are going to see Logan Thompson protecting the net. Thompson holds a lifetime mark of 12-6-3 and has participated in 23 games. Thompson's quality start rate is 65.0% and he has 13 quality starts in his NHL career. He has racked up 613 saves out of the 668 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .918. Opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has allowed 55 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 20 games and his ice time sits at 1,284 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-110)
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