Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights - 6/6/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (45-17-4) vs Colorado Avalanche (45-14-4)
Game Info: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 8:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -110 / Colorado Avalanche -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Colorado Avalanche will remain on the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights in game 4 of their second round series in the NHL West Conference playoffs. Vegas won the last game 3-2 at home.
The Avalanche had their 6-game win streak snapped in the last game. Philipp Grubauer has started all 7 games for the Avalanche; he has dominated with a 1.86 GAA and .941 save percentage thus far. He was 4-2-1 with a 1.86 GAA against Vegas in the regular season. Nathan MacKinnon led the team with 6 points against Vegas in the regular season and has opened the series with 4 points. Colorado owns a league best +2.71 scoring differential this postseason.
Vegas was able to avoid a 3-0 series deficit with their win in game 3. Mark Stone has been their leading scorer all season and was able to get his first point of the series with an assist in their last game. Fleury had an easy night with just 20 shots faced in game 3, allowing 2 goals. He has a 1.88 GAA in 9 games this postseason. The Golden Knights have limited their opponents’ offensive chances this postseason, allowing a league-low 25.6 shots per game.
Vegas is 24-6-3 at home this season, 31-35 ATS, and the over is 32-32.
Colorado is 19-10-2 on the road this season, 30-33 ATS, and the over is 31-31.
Vegas has tried to shift the momentum with their win in game 3, after failing to complete the comeback in game 2. Colorado had a lead in the third period but allowed two goals within 45 seconds during the last 6 minutes to lose the last one. The Avalanche were outshot 43-20 in the game, but they made the most of their opportunities. The Avalanche have been the top performing team in the playoffs and had won 11 in a row dating back to the regular season before their recent loss. They led the league in scoring during the regular season and have during the playoffs, while Grubauer has remained rock solid in net. Look for Colorado to control the puck more in game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead.