Colorado Avalanche (7-4-1) at Vegas Golden Knights (10-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -110 / Colorado Avalanche -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in NHL action from the T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to rebound from a 1-0 loss to Vegas in their last matchup. Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avs in scoring with 14 points coming on 2 goals and 12 assists while Cale Makar has a goal and 11 helpers for his 12 points this season. Mikko Rantanen has a team-high 7 goals and 3 assists for his 10 points and Samuel Girard has 9 points with a goal and 8 assists. Brandon Saad, Gabriel Landeskog, Andre Burakovsky and Joonas Donskoi each have 8 points with Saad and Donskoi posting 5 goals with 3 assists and Saad and Landeskog each putting up 3 goals and 5 helpers. Phillip Grubauer’s started the bulk of Colorado’s games, going 7-2 with a pair of shutouts and a 1.67 GAA this season.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to build on their victory over the Avs in the rematch on Tuesday. Mark Stone has a team-high 12 assists as part of his 16 points while Max Pacioretty has 12 points with 7 goals and 5 assists. Alex tuch, Jonathan Marchessault and Shea Theodore all have 10 points with Tuch and Marchessault each having 4 goals and 6 assists while Theodore has 3 goals and 7 helpers. Chandler Stephenson also has 9 points with 5 goals and 4 helpers on the year for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner each split the time in goal for Vegas, with Fleury going 6-1 with a shutout and a 1.58 GAA while Lehner’s got a pair of wins and a 2.96 GAA.
Colorado is 17-8 in their last 25 road games and 50-22 in their last 72 games on one days rest while the over is 10-3 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record. Vegas is 23-7 in their last 30 home games and 36-16 in their last 52 games overall while the under is 9-1-1 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
I keep worrying about falling into a trap with Vegas and a low line at home, but I’m just chalking it up to quality opposition on the other side. Vegas has just been so good at home over the course of their history as a franchise and it’s held true this season with Vegas going 8-1-1 at home. I like the direction that Colorado is headed, but at home, Vegas and the cheap price tag has to be the play here.