The Colorado Avalanche are looking to rebound back at home for Game 5 after losing both road matches in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights were able to tie the series to two games a piece after beating the Avs 5-1 on Sunday night.
The Avs gave up five unanswered goals and had 18 shots on goal against Vegas’s Marc-Andre Fleury. Jonathan Marchessault scored his first playoff hat-trick for the Knights on a night where he and William Karlsson both had three-point outings.
Denver Sports Betting takes a look at this game from the betting perspective.
The Lines (subject to change)
- Avs are -148 on the Moneyline, the Knights are +125
- The over/under is set at 5.5 goals
- The puck line is +1.5 (-210) for the Knights and -1.5 (+175) for the Avs
- Action Network has 53% of the public bets headed towards the Knights.
- Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Avs are 12-2 in their last 14 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Under is 10-1-2 in Golden Knights last 13 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Under is 6-0 in Avs last 6 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Action to Watch
The Avs have been outplayed greatly since Game 1 of the series, getting outshot and losing the time of possession battle every night. No home team has lost yet this series and if there was a time for the Avs to turn it around — it’ll be tonight. The Avs’ top line with Nathan MacKinnon has been far too quiet as of late, the second they start scoring again, the Avs start winning again. Take them on the 60-minute line. Avs 60 min. line +110
I’m hedging my bets under the assumption that with how both teams are utilizing their speed and how fast the pace of these games are, the over gets more enticing. The Avs’ last 10 games the over is 7-3. Over 5.5 -103
The top line for the Avs has been dominated as of late and tonight is the night I’m betting on that classic Avs bounce back win lead by all three of them. Vegas has done an amazing job of mitigating their attack, but a part of me wonders how long they can continue to do so before MacKinnon, Landeskog and Rantanen trigger an Avalanche of opportunities once again. MacKinnon goal +116, Rantanen goal +138.
The Knights have all the momentum of this series after controlling the Avs attack the past 3 games, they have a tall task as they go back to Denver to try and go up 3-2 on the series. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. MT tonight.