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Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche Predictions & Tips – Rested Avalanche Can Take Game 1

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Leigh Copson 29 May 2021
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Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche Predictions & Tips


Colorado can take Game 1 in this best-of-seven series.

The Avalanche are well rested after sweeping their series while Vegas went seven games with Minnesota.

  • Colorado Avalanche swept St Louis Blues in the first round
  • Colorado Avalanche won that series by a combined score of 20-7
  • Colorado Avalanche have won 9 straight games
  • Colorado Avalanche have won 12 of their last 13 games
  • Colorado Avalanche have not played since May 23
  • Vegas Golden Knights played just two days ago (May 28)
  • Vegas Golden Knights played all 7 games against Minnesota in Round 1

Head To Head


  • Colorado Avalanche lead the all-time series 9-8
  • The two teams split the season series 4-4

Vegas Golden Knights Form


Vegas made hard work of their first-round series with Minnesota, going to a decider.

The Golden Knights dropped a close opener 1-0 but came storming back to reel off three straight wins.

They won 3-1, 5-2 and 4-0 to put themselves on the brink of going through.

Vegas blew their chance to wrap up the series at home, losing 4-2, and then lost 3-0 on the road.

That took the series to Game 7 and they lifted their game and left no doubt with a 6-2 rout of the Wild.

Brayden McNabb (COVID-19), Tomas Nosek (undisclosed) and Peyton Krebs (jaw) are all still day-to-day on the injury report.

Colorado Avalanche Form


Colorado are a team in red-hot form after ruthlessly dispatching St Louis in the last round.

The Avalanche won 8 of their last 9 games to storm into the postseason and continued in that form against the Blues.

A 4-1 victory in Game 1 proved to be a sign of things to come as they romped to victory in four straight games.

They took Game 2 by a score of 6-3 and then dominated the Blues in St Louis.

A 5-1 victory in Game 3 was followed up by a 5-2 win in Game 4 that secured their progression.

The Avalanche have a lengthy list of names on the injury report.

Jayson Megna (COVID-19) is day-to-day and Matt Calvert (undisclosed) is week-to-week.

Logan O’Connor (lower body) and Erik Johnson (upper body) are out indefinitely, with Pavel Francouz (lower body) done for the season.
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Verdict

Vegas can push Colorado all the way in this one, but they may be jaded after a marathon series with Minnesota.

The Avalanche are well rested after a 4-0 whitewash and can win a 10th straight game on Sunday.

Best Bet: Colorado Avalanche 60 Minute Match @-120.48 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Colorado & -5.5 Goals Moneyline & Total Goals @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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