New expansion teams are supposed to gush red ink on the NHL betting board when it comes to major league sports history. But the city of Las Vegas has its own unique way of doing things. Three seasons ago, the Vegas Golden Knights made the Stanley Cup Final for the most successful debut campaign of all time. Now, Vegas is better than ever, proving it was not a fluke. Vegas is fighting for the West Division lead with the Colorado Avalanche. Many observers think that Colorado should have won the 2020 Stanley Cup. Both the Avs and Knights are printing money and stampeding towards a potential championship run.
NHL Betting: Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 9:30 p.m. ET
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Avalanche at Golden Knights Bookmaker Odds Analysis
The overall wagering activity will split evenly with the NHL odds. This matchup appeals to sharps and squares alike. Casual gamblers always prefer taking a red-hot division leader on home ice. Wise Guys love nothing more than a power team on the road because of the price break they will get in that situation. Sharps believe that great teams bring the most value on the road, especially against quality teams. Squares are intimidated of betting against power home teams. As a result of these factors, oddsmakers will set a line that is where it belongs.
Payout Window Buried by Avalanche
The Avalanche are one of the hottest teams on the Betting on NHL board. Colorado paid in five of its last six games. Three of their last four games went over the total. Colorado is 31-10-4 with 22-22 over/under. NHL rankings show Colorado 1st
for goal scoring and 7th
for power-play efficiency. Colorado ranks 4th
for goals against and 10th
for penalty killing. Vegas leads the Avs by four points.
Center Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 18 goals, 41 assists, and a plus 26. Meanwhile, right wing Mikko Rantanen adds 26 goals, 26 assists, and a plus-24. Philipp Grubauer has a .920 save percentage with five shutouts.
Vegas Backers Having Golden Knights
Vegas is the hottest team for pro hockey betting, with nine wins in their last ten games. Five of their previous seven matchups cleared the total. Now, Vegas is 34-11-3 and 25-21 over the number. Golden Knights metrics show rankings of 4th
for goal scoring and 2nd
for penalty killing.
Vegas owns the best goaltending tandem in pro hockey. Number one goalie Marc Andre Fleury is the marquee man of the Golden Knights. Fleury brings a .926 save percentage and five shutouts. Lehner has a .922 save percentage with one shutout.
Right wing Mark Stone leads Vegas with 53 points based on 18 goals and 35 assists with a plus-26
Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights Against the Spread
Colorado paid in four of its last five away games, with two of their previous six road games going under the number. Vegas is 4-1 in their last five games on home ice. Four of the Golden Knights’ last six home games stayed under the total.
Head-to-head, Colorado got the cash in three of their last five against Vegas. Five of the last six between these teams stayed under the hockey betting total. And then at T-Mobile Arena, the Avs paid in three of their previous four visits. And then the last two meetings between these teams at Vegas went under the number.
Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights Bookmaker Free Pick
This West Division showdown gives us an NHL gambling matchup that offers everything. Including a top-tier Stanley Cup favorite that will get its best price possible.
Avalanche at Golden Knights Bookmaker Best Bet:
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