Avalanche vs. Golden Knights, Odds, Predictions, Betting Lines, Picks & Preview for NHL Playoffs Game 4 on FanDuel Sportsbook
Avalanche vs. Golden Knights NHL Game 4 Info
NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Avalanche lead series 2-1)
Avalanche (39-13-4) vs. Golden Knights (40-14-2)
Date: Sunday, June 6
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Avalanche vs. Golden Knights Moneyline, Total, and Odds
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Moneyline: Avalanche -108 | Golden Knights -108
Spread: Avalanche -1.5 (+245) | Golden Knights +1.5 (-310)
Total: 5.5 — Over (+102) | Under (-124)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup Avalanche +145 | Golden Knights +750
Avalanche vs. Golden Knights Predictions and Picks
- Golden Knights Moneyline (+128)
- Under 5.5 (-124)
- Mikko Rantanen Over 0.5 Assists (-114)
Avalanche vs. Golden Knights News, Analysis, and Picks
Sometimes in hockey, all it takes is some funky bounces or a little puck luck. In a city where dreams are built and torn down by chance or fluke, the Golden Knights showed Colorado how it’s done in Sin City on a Friday night.
Vegas looked like they were coming up bust yet again in Game 3, trailing the Avs 2-1 with just over five minutes on the clock. The Knights were in jeopardy of going down 3-0 in the series before Jonathan Marchessault banked his own rebound off Philipp Grubauer from behind the net. In a move worthy of the finest dice toss, bounce back off the craps table bumper just like that Vegas was even.
Just 45 seconds later, Max Pacioretty doubled-down for his second of the playoffs by deflecting an innocent-looking Nick Holden shot from the point past the stunned Vezina finalist.
When the clock flipped to almost as many zeroes as a roulette wheel four-plus minutes later, Vegas was looking at a 3-2 win and a new lease on their playoff lives. Viva Las Vegas.
The Knights didn’t get another spin at tying the series solely based on luck but by making their own. For the second straight game, Vegas outshot the Avs badly. Vegas peppered Colorado with 43 shots on Friday compared to the 20 Grubauer’s fellow Vezina finalist Marc-Andre Fleury faced.
This came two days after the Knights lost Game 2 in OT after outshooting the Avalanche 41 to 25.
Colorado may have come into Friday’s game over-confident on the verge of tying the NHL record for consecutive victories to start the playoffs at seven. They may have also forgotten Vegas was coming off a grueling seven-game series with the Wild just two days before Game 1’s 7-1 beatdown.
The league’s best penalty kill and team that allowed the fewest regular-season goals has buckled down after giving up their most markers in a contest all year in Game 1.
Vegas has held Colorado’s top-line forwards to just four points combined in the past two games. Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen, and Nathan MacKinnon went off for five goals and three assists in Game 1. They have also held the playoffs league-leading scorer after the series opener to just one assist. Thanks to Vegas ‘ D, MacKinnon has since fallen into second place behind Tampa’s Nikita Kucherov for the post-season points title.
The Golden Knights, who tied for the second-most home wins this season, are set to welcome back tough guy Ryan Reaves into the fold. Reaves was suspended for two games for roughing/unsportsmanlike conduct after grabbing Colorado’s Ryan Graves by the neck and throwing him to the ice in Game 1.
In their past five head-to-heads, the under is 4-1 in Vegas and 8-3 in 11 overall meetings. The home team has come out on top four times in their past five matchups, while the favorite is 4-1. Overall, the Golden Knights are have won ten of 12 when their opponent scores two or less in their previous game. Colorado has won five of their past six road games and four straight on Sunday.