Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 2/27/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+125) Avalanche (-150)
Ball Arena is the location where the Colorado Avalanche (33-19-5) will take on the Vegas Golden Knights (35-18-6) on Monday. The odds on this game have the Golden Knights at +125 while the Avalanche are coming in at -150. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Stars in their last outing. The Golden Knights didn't have their best offensive outing in this game. In the matchup, they converted 2 out of the 43 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Vegas accounted for 8 minutes in the box in this outing.
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When playing at even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 133 goals while scoring 157 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have tallied 146 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) and have scored 30 goals in those attempts. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 189 goals (13th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 163. Vegas has tried 1,934 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.8%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 76 points and their points percentage sits at .644. The Golden Knights have had 1,790 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .909. Vegas has accumulated 152 power play opportunities and they have added 32 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 21.05%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Adin Hill. Hill has taken the ice for 97 contests during his pro hockey career. He has a win-loss mark of 43-37-6 and he has gotten the start in 84 games. The opposition has scored 233 goals against Hill in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.68. Hill has seen 2,550 shots against him and he has 2,317 saves. His save percentage is .909 during his 5,208 mins in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Hill has 43 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .512.
In their last outing, Colorado opposed the Flames in a game where the Avalanche took home the win by a final score of 4-1. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this game and notched 1 out of those chances. The Avalanche tallied 4 goals of the 22 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have 178 goals, 71 points, as well as a points percentage of .623. They have allowed 154 goals to be scored by way of 114 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have 135 goals at even strength and 43 goals (10th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 186 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 23.12%. Colorado has put up 1,898 shots (15th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.38%, while allowing the opposition 1,838 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.65% on their oppositions 179 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.6%.
Across the rink you are going to see Alexandar Georgiev defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.86 goals per game and he has allowed 451 goals overall. Georgiev's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.4% and he has 86 quality starts in his career. He got the starting nod in 158 contests and his ice time sits at 9,461 minutes. Georgiev has accumulated a career record of 83-60-15 and has participated in 170 games. He has racked up 4,631 stops out of the 5,082 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (+125)
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