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NHL Betting: Avalanche vs. Golden Knights Latest Odds and Predictions 02/16/21

NHL Betting: Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds and Picks

On the whole, Tuesday’s matchup of Colorado at Vegas is about the future.  Gamblers have made the Avalanche and Golden Knights NHL betting Co-favorites in the Western Conference.  Both teams are deep and 200-foot teams.  In like manner, neither club has a weakness.  Although these are not traditional power teams, the betting public has quickly caught on.  In fact, Vegas has known nothing but success in their four seasons as a franchise.  Colorado has re-emerged as an NHL force after years in the wilderness.  Both clubs are scheduled to play in the Tahoe Outdoor game on Saturday.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Information

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: NHL Network

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Odds

Avalanche +1½ (-255) 5½ (-125) -110
Golden Knights -1½ (+215) 5½ (+105) -110
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Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we are treated to the best game of the week.  The gambling handle is expected to be at the highest levels of the NHL season.  Owing to the past couple of seasons, these clubs have generated considerable online sportsbook goodwill.  Sin City has never had its own major league franchise until the Golden Knights.  And it didn’t take long for the Vegas NHL entry to make an impact on the board.  Non-hockey fans in Las Vegas love the Golden Knights and will bet on them.  While sophisticated gamblers can’t ignore the consistency of VGK.

An Avalanche of Profits to Come?

Fashion the Avalanche have won four of their last five games.  Three of those five games went over the betting on NHL total.  Colorado has a record of 7-3-1 with 5-6 under the total.  NHL metrics have the Avalanched ranked 9th for goal scoring and 9th for the power play.  In the same way, the Avs are 3rd for goals against and 2nd for penalty killing.  Colorado is third in the West Division standings.

Center Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with two goals, 12 assists, and a plus-six.  MacKinnon is overdue to start lighting the lamp with regularity.  In essence, he is a ticking time bomb.  Meanwhile, defenseman Cale Makar has one goal with 11 assists and a plus-nine.  And right-wing Mikko Rantanen adds seven goals, three assists, and a plus-four.  Encompassing Colorado’s success is goalie Philipp Grubauer’s .935 save percentage.  Grubauer has two shutouts with a 1.67 goals-against average.

Vegas Rolling with Hot Dice

Late on, the Golden Knights have paid in four of their last five games.  Four of their last six games went over the total.  Vegas has a record of 9-2-1 with 8-4 over the pro hockey betting total.  NHL rankings show the Golden Knights 9th for goal scoring and 23rd for the power play.  Conversely, Vegas ranks 5th for goals against and 10th for penalty killing. West Division standings show the Golden Knights in second place.

Vegas goaltender Marc Andre Fleury is working to reclaim his number one position lost one year ago.  To show, Fleury has a .934 save percentage and 1.58 goals-against average.  Right-wing Mark Stone has four goals, 12 assists, and a plus-seven.  Left-wing Max Pacioretty adds six goals, five assists, and a plus-six.  So too has defenseman Shea Theodore added three goals, seven assists, and a plus-eight.

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights Against the Spread

Colorado has dominated this head-to-head series.  To illuminate, the Avalanche have won four of their last five meetings with the Golden Knights.  The previous four meetings in this series went over the hockey betting total.  Further, the Avalanche have won their last two games at Vegas.  Both of those games went over the total.

Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Avalanche have had the better of this NHL gambling series.  Colorado will get the better price as the away team.  Gamblers wanting a discount on the Avalanche will jump in.

Avalanche at Golden Knights CashBet Best Bet: 

Colorado Avalanche


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