Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/2/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
The Vegas Golden Knights (24-12-2) are en route to Ball Arena on Monday where they will meet the Colorado Avalanche (19-12-3).
The Vegas Golden Knights had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Ducks in their previous game. Vegas accounted for 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Golden Knights offense left a lot to be desired in this game. They also had 5 chances with the advantage but didn't net one. In the game, they netted 2 out of the 51 shots they attempted.
In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 123 goals (6th in hockey) on the season and have given up 106. For the current season, they have earned 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .658. Vegas has accounted for 110 power play opportunities and they have scored 28 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 25.45%. While playing at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 84 goals while having 95 themselves. Vegas has tried 1,253 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Golden Knights have had 1,135 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .907. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 96 power play tries (31st in hockey) and have racked up 22 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Logan Thompson. Over the course of his time in hockey, Thompson has accrued 22 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .524. His save percentage currently sits at .915 during his 2,661 mins on the ice. Thompson has seen 1,365 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 1,249 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 116 goals versus Thompson in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.62. He has compiled a record of 26-14-4 and he has started in 42 games. Thompson has participated in 46 contests throughout his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Colorado faced off against the Kings in a game where the Avalanche got the tie by a mark of 4-4. They had 5 power play chances in this one and earned 1 out of those chances. The Avalanche converted 4 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking.
Colorado has tried 1,132 shots (16th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.83%, while allowing their opponents 1,081 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.45% on their oppositions 110 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.4%. They have a total of 115 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.96%. The Avalanche have 69 goals at even strength and 31 goals (8th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 93 goals to be scored by way of 66 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 100 goals, 41 points, in addition to a points percentage of .603.
Across the ice you are likely to see Alexandar Georgiev protecting the net. He has racked up 4,132 saves out of 4,539 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .910. Georgiev is the owner of a lifetime record of 73-55-14 and has been in goal for 154 games. He has made the start in 142 contests and has been on the ice for 8,520 mins. Georgiev's quality start percentage sits at 52.8% and he has made 75 quality starting assignments in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.87 goals per contest and he has allowed 407 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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