Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche - 3/25/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (20-8-3) vs Vegas Golden Knights (22-7-1)
Game Info: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -150 / Vegas Golden Knights +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Thursday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to build on a 5-1 win over St. Louis last time out. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 38 points including a team-high 26 assists while Max Pacioretty has 30 points with a team-high 16 goals and a team-high 120 shots on goal this season. Shea Theodore, William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault each have 23+ points with double-digit assists while Alex Tuch has 20 points with 13 goals on the year. As a team, Vegas is averaging 3.3 goals on 31 shots per game with a 17.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.2 goals on 27.7 shots against per game with an 84% success rate defending the PK this season.
The Colorado Avalanche will try to rebound from a 5-4 shootout loss to Arizona last time out. Mikko Rantanen leads the Avalanche in scoring with 38 points including a team-high 19 goals and 19 assists while Nathan MacKinnon has 35 points with a team-high 25 assists. Gabriel Landeskog, Nazem Kadri and Joonas Donskoi each have double-digit goals and assists this season while Sam Girard has 24 points with 19 assists this year. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3.4 goals on 35.3 shots with a 23.4% success rate on the power play while giving up 2.3 goals on 25.2 shots with an 87.4% success rate defending the PK this season.
Vegas is 45-18 in their last 63 games overall and 7-3 in their last 10 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog. Colorado is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 6-0 in their last 6 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games on 1 days’ rest. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I think this is a game where you could make a case for either side as the Golden Knights are giving up value but the Avs are rock solid at home. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. These two teams battle the heck out of each other when they square off and I could see a war here in a playoff-type atmosphere. Give me the under in a 3-2 game either way.