Avalanche vs Golden Knights Odds, Predictions and Best NHL Pick for Wednesday (Feb 16)

Nazem Kadri skates around Chandler Stephenson

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) skates around Vegas Golden Knights center Chandler Stephenson (20) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, May 10, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Vegas Golden Knights play the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, February 16th
Vegas superstar Jack Eichel will make his season debut against the Avs
Read below for Avalanche vs Golden Knights odds, predictions and best NHL pick

It’s a clash of two Western Conference titans in the Wednesday NHL odds. The Vegas Golden Knights take on the Colorado Avalanche on February 16th. The puck drops at 10pm ET at T-Mobile Arena. TNT will carry the broadcast.

The Avalanche vs Golden Knights game is being listed as a pick’em in the Wednesday NHL odds. Vegas superstar Jack Eichel will make his season debut with his new team.

What’s the best bet for this heavyweight matchup? Let’s take a look at the Avalanche vs Golden Knight odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction.

Avalanche vs Golden Knights Odds

Game Time
Puck Line

Wednesday, Feb. 16th
Colorado Avalanche
-1.5 (+215)
O 6 (-118)

10pm ET
Vegas Golden Knights
+1.5 (-275)
U 6 (-104)

Odds as of Feb. 15 at Barstool Sportsbook

The total for the game is set at 6, while the Avalanche are available on the puckline at +215 odds. Colorado is the favorite in the 2022 Stanley Cup odds at +425, while the Knights have the fifth-best odds at +800.

Golden Knights Betting Outlook

Vegas brings a 14-10-2 home record into Wednesday’s matchup with the Avalanche. T-Mobile Arena should provide an electric atmosphere with center Jack Eichel expected to make his season debut. Eichel has been sidelined since March with a herniated disk in his neck.

While the Eichel addition is significant, the Golden Knights have some notable injuries. Goalie Robin Lehner won’t play against Colorado due to an upper-body injury, while captain Mark Stone and defenseman Alec Martinez have landed on long-term injured reserve.

GM Kelly McCrimmon has announced that Mark Stone will be going on LTIR effective today.

McCrimmon also announced that Jack Eichel will make his Golden Knights debut Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche. #VegasBorn

— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 14, 2022

The Golden Knights had won three straight games before getting blown out 6-0 by Calgary in their last outing on Wednesday, February 9th. Defense has been a struggle for Vegas all year, as the Knights ranks 19th in goals-against-average (2.96 GAA).

Offensively, Vegas ranks 10th in the NHL in goals scored per game (3.29). Eichel, a former 30-goal-scorer, is expected to play on the first line with Max Pacioretty and Evgeni Dadonov. Second-line center Chandler Stephenson leads the team in scoring with 38 points in 45 games.

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Avalanche Betting Value as Road Team

Colorado brings an impressive 13-6-2 road record into Wednesday’s matchup against Vegas. The Avs have won five consecutive road contests away from Ball Arena, including a 4-0 shutout win at Dallas on Sunday. They faced the Stars at home in the rematch Tuesday.

Colorado holds a statistical advantage over Vegas in almost every major metric, including offense and defense. The Avs have the NHL’s second-highest scoring offense (4.02 GF/GP), while boasting the 15th-best goals-against-average (2.83 GAA).

Four, Love.#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/AcgGIiKk6P

— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 13, 2022

Colorado is led on offense by forward Nazem Kadri, who is enjoying a career year with 20 goals and 62 points in 43 games. Defensively, superstar Cale Makar is the clear-cut favorite in the Norris Trophy odds with 46 points and a plus-31 rating in 42 contests.

Avalanche starting goalie Darcy Kuemper is projected to duel with Vegas backup netminder Laurent Brossoit in the Wednesday NHL odds. Kuemper is on a roll right now, winning seven of his past nine starts and allowing just 12 goals total in that span.

Avalanche vs Golden Knights Pick

This is their second meeting of the season after Vegas beat Colorado 3-1 at Ball Arena in October. There’s a history with this rivalry, as Vegas recently eliminated Colorado in six games during Round 2 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Golden Knights vs Avalanche Recent Results

Money Line
Puck Line

COL 1 – VGK 3

VGK 6 – COL 3

COL 2 – VGK 3 OT

VGK 5 – COL 1

VGK 3 – COL 2

There’s a nice rest advantage for Vegas in Wednesday’s NHL matchup, but Colorado has a goalie edge and more firepower. Although the Eichel return is exciting, he’ll likely be rusty and will need a few games to get up to speed. His last NHL contest came in March 2021.

No Mark Stone is the big story here, as he’s been responsible for shutting down the MacKinnon line in previous matchups. Eichel is a more talented player, but he can’t provide the type of two-way play Stone provides. Not to mention, Brossoit (.905 SV%) isn’t on Lehner’s level.

Vegas will be a popular public play due to Eichel, but the Avs are the smart bet. They are 9-1 in their last 10 back-to back situations and have a goalie you can trust. Look for MacKinnon and company to feast offensively with VGK missing it’s captain and starting goalie.

Pick: Avalanche ML (-110)

Author: wpadmin

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