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Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche 6/8/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights Odds & Info

Game Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date & Time Tuesday June 8, 2021, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Ball Arena Denver, CO
Latest odds
COL -145 ; O/U 5.5
TV Channel
NBCSN

The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday for Game 5 of their West division finals best of seven series. Vegas is tied in the series 2-2 following a 5-1 victory at home on Sunday over Colorado in Game 4. Jonathan Marchessault scored a hat trick for Vegas in the victory. The Golden Knights lost each of the first two games of the series, but have bounced back with strong efforts for wins in Games 3 and 4. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 17 of 18 shots he faced in net for Vegas.

During the postseason, the leading goal scorer for Vegas is Jonathan Marchessault with five while Mark Stone has scored four. The leader in assists is William Karlsson with six and the center is leading Vegas in points with nine, while Stone and Marchessault each have seven. In goal Marc-Andre Fleury is 6-4-0 with a goals against average of 1.79, save percentage of .924 and one shutout.

Colorado must bounce back on its home ice after losing two consecutive on the road in Sin City. The Avalanche were outscored in Game 3 and 4, 8-3 after outscoring  the Golden Knights 10-3 in Games 1 and 2. Brandon Saad opened the scoring in Game 4 for Colorado just 1:50 into the first period, but the Avalanche would not score again. Colorado goalie Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves in net in the loss.

Nathan MacKinnon is leading Colorado in goals scored with eight and in points with 13. The second-leading scorer during the postseason is Brandon Saad with six. The leader in assists with eight is Gabriel Landeskog and the left wing for the Avalanche is second in points with 12. In goal, Philipp Grubauer is 6-2-0 with a goals-against average of 2.25 and save percentage of .929.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Vegas is 2-5 in its last 7 as the underdog
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Golden Knights last 7 on the road as the underdog
  • Colorado is 41-14 in its last 55 as the favorite
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Avalanche’s last 7

Free NHL Pick:

Colorado Avalanche -145

Colorado will be back on its home ice Tuesday and the Avalanche will respond with a victory. Colorado has won seven of its last 10 on its home ice versus Vegas. In this series through four games, the home team (COL) is 4-0. Behind a strong attack led by Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, the Avalanche will take a 3-2 lead in the series on Tuesday. Vegas has lost five of its last seven as the underdog. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche wins 4-2.

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