Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights - 6/10/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights - 6/10/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (47-17-4) vs Colorado Avalanche (45-15-5)

Game Info: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -140 / Colorado Avalanche +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche will head on the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights for game 6 of their round 2 series in the NHL playoffs. The Golden Knights have won the last three games to take a 3-2 series lead.

The Avalanche squandered a two-goal lead in the third period, ultimately losing in overtime last time out. They managed to outshoot the Golden Knights 30-25 but lost the momentum at the end of the game. Brandon Saad and Joonas Donskoi both scored in the game; Saad ranks second on the team with 7 playoff goals. Nathan MacKinnon leads the team with 8 goals and 13 points in the postseason. Philipp Grubauer allowed 3 goals in the final 20 minutes of their last game, ruining what was a great performance through two periods. He has allowed 2.33 goals per game in the postseason but has allowed 8 goals in his last two games. Colorado ranks third in the NHL with 3.25 goals per game on the road in the playoffs.   

The Golden Knights avoided defeat with a late rally in game 5, taking control of the series. Mark Stone, Alex Tuch and Jonathan Marchessault all scored, with Stone netting the game-winner in overtime. Marchessault and Stone lead the team with 6 and 5 goals respectively this postseason. William Karlson had an assist in the last game and leads the team with 10 playoff points. Marc-Andre Fleury got the start in net and stopped 28 of 30 shots faced. He has allowed 1.81 goals per game in 7 postseason starts. Vegas ranks second among playoff teams with 1.83 goals allowed per game at home. They have also outshot those opponents by 14.2 per game.

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Colorado is 19-11-2 on the road this season, 30-35 ATS, and the over is 32-32.

Vegas is 25-6-3 at home this season, 33-35 ATS, and the over is 33-33.

Game five went exactly the way this series has went; Colorado jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Vegas came back to win three straight. The Avalanche have seemingly lost all momentum, and the once rock-solid Grubauer has begun to show some cracks. The Golden Knights have gotten hot at the right time and will return home where they have been nearly unbeatable. Back Vegas to finish off the series at home.

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Joe’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -140

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