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Hockey Betting: Avalanche to Hit Vegas on Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights CashBet Wagering Analysis

At the beginning of the Vegas franchise, Marc Andre was the marquee man.  Sin City embraced The Flower-like few other towns with an athlete.  But when Fleury made his playoff blunder in an NHL betting loss to Montreal, Vegas management was done.  Despite the wishes of the Sin City fan base, Fleury was traded to Chicago.  Vegas management believed that Robin Lehner was ready to be the top goaltender.   However, Lehner is not playing nearly as well as he did as Fleury’s partner.  And the Vegas playoff prospects are no sure thing unless that problem changes.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: TNT

Avalanche vs. Golden Knights Betting Odds

Avalanche -1½ ( +175 ) 6½ ( -120 ) -135
Golden Knights +1½ ( +175 ) 6½ ( EV ) +155
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Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we are treated to the best hockey game of the week with the sportsbook odds.  Colorado is in top form and showing strong value on the road.  At the onset of the season, the Avalanche was a hot ticket on the future’s market.  And that remains the case as the season hits its dog days.

So too were the Golden Knights a popular pick on the futures’ board.  But Robin Lehner’s struggles in goal have turned gambler’s attention.  It is true that the Golden Knights have a strong record.  But nobody wins a Stanley Cup without reliable goaltending.  The question is if Vegas will address the issue before the March 21 trade deadline.

Colorado Produces Avalanche of Profits

Late on, Colorado has visited the payout window in nine of its most recent ten games.  Also, the Avalanche went over the Betting on NHL total just twice in those ten matchups.  Colorado has a record of 33-8-4 with 26-15 over the total.  Overall, the Avs have NHL metrics of 2nd for goal scoring, 9th for power-play efficiency, 17th for goals allowed, and 21st for penalty killing.

Most important of all, the Avalanche is still getting the money without its best player, Nathan MacKinnon.  MacKinnon remains in day-to-day status after suffering a facial injury.  In a similar way to Vegas, the Avalanche remain uncertain about their goaltending for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Golden Nights in Vegas for Gamblers

Accordingly, Vegas has five wins in its most recent eight games.  And then the Golden Knights are 1-3-1 under the pro hockey betting total in their last five outings.  On the whole, Vegas is 28-17-3 with 27-18 over the total.  VGK has NHL metrics of 9th for goal scoring, 18th for power-play efficiency, 19th for goals against, and 17th for penalty killing.

Of major concern to gamblers is that Vegas is not getting reliable goaltending.  Since the trade of Marc Andre Fleury, Robin Lehner has not been the same is not the same.

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights Against the Spread

Colorado has won seven of its last nine away games.  Also, the Avalanche is 7-3 over the total in road action.  Against the Western Conference, the Avalanche are 7-3 in away games.  Colorado is 6-4-1 over the hockey betting total at Western Conference opponents.

Specifically in Western Conference home games, Vegas is 4-3 in their last seven outings.  Vegas is 3-5 under the total when hosting Western Conference teams.  And then the Golden Knights are 5-6 in their previous 11 home games.  Vegas is 5-2-1 over the total on home ice.

To summarize, Vegas has won five of its last eight against the Avalanche.  This series is 3-5 under the total in the most recent eight meetings.  Consider that Colorado is only 1-4 at Vegas.  The Avs and Golden Knights are 3-2 over the total at Vegas.

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights CashBet Free Pick  

On the whole, the Avalanche are the better NHL gambling choice as the powerful road team.

Avalanche at Golden Knights CashBet Best Bet: 

Colorado Avalanche


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