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Avalanche @ Golden Knights – Game 6 – Avalanche Money Line (2.15 | +115) or Avalanche Puck Line +1.5 (1.43 | -233)
Great teams find a way to win and this year’s Avalanche team is special. In the regular season, they ranked in the top five across almost all of our offensive as well as our defensive metrics and were on pace to continue that these playoffs until they went on a three-game losing skid against the Golden Knights.
Despite the losing streak and offensive “drought” (if we can even call it that) the Avs still generate more offence than any playoff team with 3.28 expected goals for per game. They’re also running a powerplay that’s converting 39.3% of its chances; that has to be an area of concern for the Golden Knights.
Marc-Andre Fleury has been rock solid all season however his success is more of a testament to the Knights’ defensive play than his own. He leads all playoff goaltenders with a 1.18 goals against average but only ranks 8th in goals saved above expected. We all know Colorado has the firepower to break through Vegas’ defence and if they can do that tonight there’s a good chance Fleury won’t be up to the task.
It’s an uphill battle but if any team can pull through, it’s the Avs which why we’re more than happy about grabbing the underdog value in this contest.
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