Colorado Avalanche (31-11-4) at Vegas Golden Knights (34-11-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -110 / Colorado Avalanche +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in NHL action from T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday night.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to rebound from a 4-1 loss to St. Louis in their last matchup. Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avs in scoring with 60 points including 19 goals and a team-high 41 assists while Mikko Rantanen has 52 points split between a team-high 26 goals and 26 assists. Gabriel Landeskog’s got 45 points with 17 goals and 28 assists and Cale Makar has 35 points with 30 assists while Sam Girard’s got 26 assists and Andre Burakovsky’s on 32 points with 14 goals and 18 assists this season. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3.6 goals on 34.6 shots with a 24% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.4 goals on 25.8 shots against with an 82.4% success rate on the PK this season.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to build on their 5-1 win over Anaheim last time out. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 53 points including 18 goals and a team-high 35 assists while Max Pacioretty has 47 points with a team-high 22 goals and 25 assists this season. Shea Theodore has 33 assists while Jonathan Marchessautl, William Karlsson, Alex Tuch and Chandler Stephenson each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Vegas is averaging 3.4 goals on 32.6 shots with an 18.2% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.1 goals on 27.5 shots with an 86.1% success rate killing off penalties this season.
Colorado is 6-2 in their last 8 games as a road underdog and 27-13 in their last 40 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Vegas is 57-23 in their last 80 games overall and 40-16 in their last 56 games following a win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for either side here as I’m anticipating that this will be the game of the night. The two sides have also traded wins back and for like prizefighters trying to knock each other out, and it’s been highly entertaining to watch. With that said, I like what Vegas has brought to the table at home and the Avs just got dropped like a bad habit in their last couple of games against St. Louis. Maybe Colorado comes to play here, but I’ll lean Vegas’ way because of how well they’ve performed at home this season.