Vegas Golden Knights (10-4-1) at Colorado Avalanche (9-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -116 / Vegas Golden Knights +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last six 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 40 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 17 goals on 260 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight 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 14 assists and Nazem Kadri has 43 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 20 goals on 311 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed seven goals on 59 shots.
The Golden Knights are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 33-15 in their last 48 overall. The Avalanche are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The under is 5-0 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Avalanche last 4 overall. The Golden Knights are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche have won two of the first three meetings against Vegas and have played the better hockey over the last week or so. However, we're getting the Vegas Golden Knights at plus money, something you don't see very often. The Golden Knights haven't had a great deal of success figuring out the Avs, but they're still one of the better teams in the league and a club you should look to back when getting favorable prices like this. I'll take the road team.