Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche - 6/8/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (45-15-4) vs Vegas Golden Knights (46-17-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -145 / Vegas Golden Knights +132 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights will head on the road to face the Colorado Avalanche in game 5 of their series in the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs. The series is tied 2-2 after Vegas won the last two games at home.
Vegas dominated the last game, winning 5-1 and outshooting the Avalanche 35-18. Jonathan Marchessault led the scoring for the Golden Knights with a hat trick. William Karlsson also contributed with 3 assists; he leads Vegas with 6 assists and 9 points in the playoffs. Marc-Andre Fleury got the start in net and stopped 17 of 18 shots faced. He has allowed 1.79 goals per game in the playoffs with a .924 save percentage. Vegas has not been the same team on the road this postseason. They have averaged just 2.4 goals per game while converting on 8.3% of power play opportunities.
The Avalanche scored first in the last game but could not keep up with Vegas after. Brandon Saad scored the teams only goal, his sixth of the playoffs. Nathan McKinnon leads the team with 8 goals and 13 points this postseason. Philipp Grubauer allowed 5 goals on 35 shots in what was his worst performance of the playoffs. Overall, he has allowed 2.25 goals per game with a .929 save percentage. Colorado leads the NHL with 4.13 goals per game in the playoffs. They also rank second with a 40.7% conversion rate on the power play.
Vegas is 21-11-1 on the road this season, 32-35 ATS, and the over is 33-32.
Colorado is 26-4-2 at home this season, 30-34 ATS, and the over is 32-31.
The Golden Knights have taken the momentum from the Avalanche and will look to carry that over into game 5. They were blown out in game one of this series in Colorado, but they kept it close in game 2. They forced overtime and outshot the Avalanche by 16 in the game. They have controlled the puck in the last three games and have seemingly shut down this potent Colorado attack. This should be a close game, so I will put my money on the road dogs. Back Vegas on the plus money.
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