The Vegas Golden Knights (23-12-5) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (26-12-3) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche
The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win
On the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 9-8-3 and have lost five straight games away from home. Overall, Vegas is 23-12-5 and is currently in 2nd place in the Pacific Division and 5th in the Western Conference. Against other teams in the West, the Golden Knights have gone 17-9.
Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone just 3-7 and is 2-3 in their last five games. As the underdog, the Golden Knights have gone 6-4-1 this season and have been the favored team in 29 of their 40 games.
On the road, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 9-11 this season, and their average scoring margin is at +.5 goals per game. So far, Vegas has gone 11-18 against the puck line when favored, and they have 14 wins by multiple goals.
Over their last ten road games, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 5-5, and their average scoring margin is at -.1 goals per game. In their last three road games, Vegas has gone 0-3 against the puck line.
In their most recent game, the Golden Knights hosted the Islanders and secured a 5-2 victory. The Golden Knights’ offense scored in each period against the Islanders. Out of Vegas’ five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 29 shots on goal and had 10 giveaways.
Vegas secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win
At 55 points, the Avalanche are in 2nd place in the Central Division and 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a record of 26-12-3 and have gone 7-7 against division opponents and 18-11 against other Western Conference teams. At home, the Avalanche are 17-5-0 this season and have been favored in 37 of their 41 games.
Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3 and they are 4-1 over their last five games. In their most recent three games, they have gone 2-1.
At home this season, the Avalanche have a puck line record of 13-9, and their average scoring margin is +1.3 goals per game. So far, they have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine losses by multiple goals.
Overall, Colorado has a puck line record of 19-22, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per contest. In their last 10 home games, the Avalanche’s puck line record is 5-5.
In their most recent game, the Avalanche faced the Bruins and came out victorious with a score of 4-3. Looking at the Avalanche offense vs. the Bruins, they managed to score one goal in the opening period and two times in the second period. Colorado’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 36 shots on goal and four giveaways.
Although Colorado secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. Vegas’ offense comes into the game ranked 8th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.
The Golden Knights’ over/under record this season is 19-21-0. For the season, they have had 21 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals per game which is 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. Looking at how the Avalanche’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 8th in shorthanded goals.
The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 23-16-2. For the season, they have had 23 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.
Vegas Team Defense
Defensively, the Golden Knights come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Vegas. For the season, they are ranked 10th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Colorado Team Defense
Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 25th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Golden Knights vs Avalanche Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Vegas has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Colorado has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 8-2 overall in these games.
- The last ten games that Colorado was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 7-3 while going 6-4 straight up.
- Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 2-3.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Avalanche to come out with a win against the Golden Knights while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -148, I’m placing my bet on the Avalanche to win outright.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Golden Knights to cover. Even if the Avalanche win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Golden Knights should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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