Looking to win big? The Golden Knights and Avalanche face off at 10:00 ET on TNT. The Avalanche are hosting the game at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Avalanche being the favored team playing at home against the Golden Knights.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5
This game will be played at Ball Arena at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:
- Looking at our projections, the Avalanche are expected to take down the Golden Knights by a score of 4-2.
- Take the Avalanche on the moneyline
- The Avalanche should also cover at -1.5
Are the Golden Knights Ready for a Win at Denver?
Heading into this game, the Golden Knights are in 5th place in the Western Conference with 51 points and a record of 23-12-5. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in 2nd place.
On the road this season, the Knights have gone 9-8-3 and have lost their last five games away from home. As the underdog, Vegas has a record of 6-4-1 in 11 games.
When playing on the road, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 9-11, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. So far this season, Vegas has 14 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by more than one goal.
Overall, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 19-21, and their average scoring margin when they are the underdog is +.7 goals per contest. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5, and their puck line record as the underdog is 8-3.
The average goal total for Vegas’ games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 19-21-0.
Through their last three road games, Vegas has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 13th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Golden Knights offense is 8th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.
Vegas’ current leading scorer is Jack Eichel. This season, he has 18 goals, which puts him 24th in the NHL. Eichel also comes into the game with 24 assists.
Colorado defense takes on the Golden Knights ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 25th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Jiri Patera gets the start and has made three starts this season. His record at this point is 1-2, and his save percentage is 0.301%.
Will Colorado Make it Happen at Home?
At home this season, the Avalanche have gone 17-5-0, and in the Central Division, they are 7-7. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 3rd place and 2nd in the division. Overall, they have a record of 26-12-3, and over their last ten games, they are 7-3. As the favorite, the Avalanche have gone 24-10-3, and in their last five games, they have won four.
So far this season, Colorado has played 41 games, and they have 55 points. Against other teams from the Western Conference, they have an 18-11 record. Over their last three games, the Avalanche have gone 2-1, and on the year, they have been favored in 37 of their games.
At home, the Avalanche have gone just 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, Colorado’s puck line record sits at 19-22 this year, including going 13-9 at home. They have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine losses by multiple goals.
So far, the Avalanche have been favored in 37 games, going 17-20 against the puck line in those contests. In their last ten games, Colorado’s puck line record is just 4-6, and they have dropped their last two games against the puck line.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Colorado is 6.9. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 23-16-2.
In their last three games away from home, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
For their offensive performance, the Avalanche come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. Colorado’s offense is currently ranked 3rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the league.
Colorado will be looking for a good game from Nathan MacKinnon who leads the team in scoring with 22 goals, ranking 10th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, MacKinnon has 44 assists this season.
Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 25th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Alexandar Georgiev gets the start and has made 33 starts this season. His record at this point is 22-9, and his save percentage is 0.99%.