The Colorado Avalanche look to start a new winning streak tonight as they return home to battle the Vegas Golden Knights.
Let’s take a look at this Western Division showdown from a betting perspective in our Golden Knights vs. Avalanche betting preview with odds, picks and predictions.
Golden Knights vs. Avalanche Betting Prediction
The Avalanche finally had their seven-game win streak snapped on Tuesday night in a 5-4 shootout loss against Arizona in a game they possessed a 4-2 lead going into the third period.
Arizona forward Phil Kessel scored his 10th goal of the season to tie the game and all three Coyotes shooters scored on the newly-acquired Jonas Johansson in the shootout to secure the victory for the Coyotes.
Colorado now returns to Ball Arena to take on a Vegas Golden Knights squad that has won six of its last seven games. However, they are just 3-6 against the Avalance in the teams’ last nine meetings. With Vegas holding a two-point lead over Colorado in the standings, this is a massive contest for both clubs.
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Golden Knights vs. Avalanche Odds
Here are the lines for Golden Knights vs. Avalanche at DraftKings:
Spread: Avalanche (-1.5 +143); Knights (+1.5 -175)
Moneyline: Avalanche (-190); Knights (+160)
Over/Under: Over 5.5 (-115)/Under 5.5 (-106)
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Bets We Like With a Golden Knights Win
Mark Stone to Score a Goal Anytime (+275, DraftKings)
The Vegas captain has 12 goals and 26 assists on the year, including two goals and an assist last time out against St. Louis.
Stone has six goals and five assists in 17 career games versus Colorado, but with his speed and skill, he is always a good option to back to get on the scoresheet. At +275 odds, this is solid value opportunity.
Bets We Like With an Avalanche Win
Avalanche Team Total OVER 3.5 Goals (+112, DraftKings)
Colorado’s offense continues to be the driving force of this club right now, scoring 34 goals in the last seven games — that’s nearly five goals per contest.
Tonight, the Avs face a very strong Vegas defense. Projected starter Marc-Andre Fleury is one of the best goalies in the league, and he’s having arguably his best season in his illustrious 17-year career.
Still, I like how the Avalanche are finding ways to score in bunches right now and if they can get four goals in this game tonight, they should be able to pick up two points for the victory.
Bets We Like Independent of the Outcome
First Period OVER 1.5 Goals (-122, DraftKings)
This Colorado team had been playing a ton of low-scoring first periods before their recent win streak, and now with this offense picking up steam, they have cashed five straight first period overs.
Vegas has played to the under in 7 of its last 10 first periods, but I feel Colorado can dictate the pace and drive the Golden Knights into playing a more up-tempo game early, giving us a good chance to cash this over within the first 20 minutes.
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Golden Knights vs. Avalanche Pick
This should be a fun, fierce battle to watch tonight as these two clubs scrap for the top spot in the Western Division.
As good as Colorado has played lately, often when teams have a long win streaks snapped, they tend to lose that next game after the defeat as well. I like Vegas to pick up a 4-3 win here on the road.
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