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(32-24-3) Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche (23-24-10)
Date: Monday February 18th
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Avalanche -110 | Golden Knights -110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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After losing three straight contests, the Vegas Golden Knights’ offense kicked into high hear versus the Nashville Predators in their last outing to take a 5-1 win. The contest ended a four-game homestand for the Golden Knights as their win over the Predators was their first victory of their set.
The Colorado Avalanche fell back to mediocrity as they were unable to extend the momentum of a rare win over the Winnipeg Jets in losing to the St. Louis Blues in their last outing. The Avalanche could not get a score on 32 shots on the night while the Blues were able to post three goals in the final period for the victory.
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After their offense struggled during a three-game rough patch, Vegas heated up the ice versus the Nashville Predators as they ended their losing streak in offensive fashion. Mike Pacioretty led the team with two goals on the night as he also had an unassisted goal on 9 total shots in the victory.
The Golden Knights were up just 2-0 after two periods after exploding for three in the final period en route to the victory. With the win, Vegas sits comfortably within the third spot within the Pacific standings.
Point leader Alex Tuch (42) has been nonexistent for Vegas in recent outings as he has only racked up 2 points in their last six outings. On the other hand, shot leader in Jonathan Marchessault (217) has only averaged around two shots per game during this time.
Vegas will look to feed from their momentum of a win over the Predators on the road where they have won two straight games. Colorado has dropped their last six games, overall, at Pepsi Center.
The Colorado Avalanche continue to slide within the NHL due to their inability to prevent teams from scoring goals. With a 25th rank within the NHL for goals per game average to opponents, Colorado is coming off a matchup to where they were shutout by the St. Louis Blues.
Vladimir Tarasenko led the team with a goal along with an assist as the win put the Blues only four games behind the Nashville Predators within the Central Standings. The Avalanche, on the other hand, are in danger of sinking to the cellar of the divison, altogether.
And while their defense has been poor, the offense can indeed put up goals as the Avalanche are averaging over three goals per game on the season on 33 shots per outing. Yet, they were not able to connect on 32 shots on goal versus the Blues as they dropped their 9th game in ten outings.
Point leader Mikko Rantanen has only posted three points during their last 10 outings while shot leader Nathan MacKinnon has had his fair share of opportunities at putting the puck in the net, however, has only two goals during this time as well.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Avalanche are 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Avalanche are 0-5 in their last 5 games as a favorite of -110 to -150.
- Over is 5-0 in Golden Knights last 5 overall.
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Look for the Golden Knights to prevail over a lifeless Colorado Avalanche squad on Monday that has been horrible at home, as pointed out. In all, Vegas will have a carry-over effect not only from picking up a victory over Nashville in their last outing, but, from winning two straight on the road, as well. Vegas will prevail due to a 4-1 score in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Golden Knights 4 – Avalanche 1
The Knights will win their third straight road game in this contest as they will continue their outstanding play on offense. They will certainly have their fair share of opportunities at the net as the Avalanche have not been able to prevent teams from getting in scoring position throughout the year.
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