Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21

Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21 Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (10-3-1) at Colorado Avalanche (8-4-1)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Edgewood Tahoe Resort)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -105 / Vegas Golden Knights -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche meet Saturday in NHL action at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with eight goals, Mark Stone has 12 assists and Shea Theodore has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 15 goals on 136 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 14 goals on 221 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with seven goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 12 assists and Nazem Kadri has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 88.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 18 goals on 282 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed seven goals on 59 shots.

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The Golden Knights are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games and 36-17 in their last 53 overall. The Avalanche are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. West and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Golden Knights last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Avalanche last 4 Saturday games. The Golden Knights are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

These teams have split the first two meetings this season and the Vegas Golden Knights are probably the more consistent team overall, but we're getting a cup contender at home and a very cheap price. If it was the other way around, I'd be on Vegas. You can make a strong case for either side here with the way both teams are playing, so with the Avs at home, I'll take this price.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -105

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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