Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights - 2/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights - 2/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (28-17-3) vs Colorado Avalanche (34-8-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights +130 / Colorado Avalanche +100 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vegas Golden Knights host the Colorado Avalanche in Wednesday NHL Action

The Colorado Avalanche come into this road contest with an overall record of 34-8-4. Through 46 games, the Avalanche are 1st in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 190 times, good for a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Colorado is the 11th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.83 goals per game. So far, the Avalanche has a strength of schedule rating of 30th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 2nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Vegas Golden Knights get set to host the Colorado Avalanche with an overall record of 28-17-3. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 48 games, the Golden Knights have scored 162 goals, giving them an average of 3.29. This output gives them a rank of 7th among NHL teams. On defense, Vegas is the 20th ranked unit, giving up 2.96 goals per contest. So far, the Golden Knights have played the 8th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vegas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 11th in the NHL.

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Through 46 games, the Colorado Avalanche's leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. With his 31 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 55. On the season, he is turning 15.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Avalanche have benefited from the strong play of Nazem Kadri, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Colorado's 46 games, he has come up with 20 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 21. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.45 goals per game. In his 33 games played, he has turned in 20 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 48 games, Vegas' leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. With his 20 goals and 13 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 33. On the season, he is turning 14.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Golden Knights have benefited from the strong play of Chandler Stephenson, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Vegas's 48 games, he has come up with 12 goals on a shooting percentage of 18.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1.0. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.86 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.441 percent of the time.

In Colorado's 46 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 31-12. So far, the Avalanche have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 12 of their 20 road games. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per-game scoring differential of 1.28. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.67 goals. Heading into their game with the Vegas Golden Knights, the Avalanche have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 19 goals, accounting for 66.0% of the overall scoring. Look for the Avalanche to pick up the win and cover the spread vs Vegas.

 

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