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Golden Knights Host Avalanche (Wednesday, April 28, 2021) NHL Betting Odds & Picks

First-year expansion teams are supposed to gush red ink on the NHL betting board.  But Vegas being Vegas, they do things their own way.  Three seasons ago, the Golden Knights made the Stanley Cup Final.  It was the most successful debut campaign in pro sports history.  And it was a portent of things to come.  Vegas is better than ever.  But they share the West Division lead with the Avalanche.  Colorado is considered to be a team that should have won the 2020 Stanley Cup.  Both the Avs and Knights are rampaging to profits and a potential championship.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: NBCSN

Avalanche vs. Golden Knights Betting Odds

Avalanche +1½ (-235) 5½ (-122) +102
Golden Knights -1½ (+195) 5½ (+102) -122
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Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights CashBet Wagering Analysis

Gambling handle will split evenly here with the best sportsbook online odds.  In fact, this matchup appeals to sharps and squares alike.  Casual gamblers can’t resist taking a red-hot division leader on home ice.  Wise Guys love nothing more than a power team on the road.  Cause by the favorable price they will get in that situation.  Sharps believe that great teams bring the most value on the road against quality teams.  Squares are terrified of betting against power home teams.  Thus, oddsmakers will set a line that is where it belongs.  This matchup doesn’t require a retail markup.

Avalanche Continue to Bury Cashier’s Cage

Late on, the Avalanche are one of the hottest teams on the betting on NHL board.  Colorado paid in five of its last six games.  Three of their last four games went over the total.  Colorado is 31-10-4 with 22-22 over/under.  Overall, NHL rankings show Colorado 1st for goal scoring and 7th for power-play efficiency. Colorado ranks 4th for goals against and 10th for penalty killing.  Vegas leads the Avs by four points.  But Colorado has a game in hand.

Center Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 18 goals, 41 assists, and a plus 26.  Meanwhile, right-wing Mikko Rantanen adds 26 goals, 26 assists, and a plus-24.  Philipp Grubauer has a .920 save percentage with five shutouts.

Vegas Backers Having Golden Knights

Vegas is the hottest team for pro hockey betting.  To illustrate, the Golden Knights got the cash in nine of their last ten games.  Five of their previous seven matchups cleared the total.  Now, Vegas is 34-11-3 and 25-21 over the number.  Golden Knights metrics show rankings of 4th for goal scoring and 2nd for penalty killing.

Vegas owns the best goaltending duo in the NHL.   First goaltender Marc Andre Fleury is the face of the franchise.  He brings a .926 save percentage and five shutouts.  In a similar way, Lehner has a .922 save percentage with one shutout.

Right-wing Mark Stone leads Vegas with 53 points.  To summarize, Stone has 18 goals and 35 assists with a plus-26

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights Against the Spread

Colorado got the cash in four of its last five away games.  Just two of their previous six-away games stayed under the number.  In like manner, Vegas is 4-1 in their previous five games on home ice.  Four of the Golden Knights’ last six home games stayed under the total.

Overall, Colorado has gotten the money in three of their last five against Vegas.  Five of the last six between these teams stayed under the hockey betting total.  Specifically, at Vegas, the Avs paid in three of their previous four visits.  And then the last two meetings between these teams at Sin City went under the number.

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights CashBet Free Pick  

On this occasion, we get an NHL gambling matchup that offers everything.  Including a viable Stanley Cup contender that will get its best price possible.  As mentioned earlier, Colorado has had the recent edge on Vegas.

Avalanche at Golden Knights CashBet Best Bet: 

Colorado Avalanche


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