ASA 10* NHL Situational Slam
(NHL) Colorado vs. Vegas, 05/10/2021 10:00 PM, Score: 2 - 1
Money Line: -106.00 Colorado (Away)
Result: Win
ASA TOP PLAY ON 10* Colorado Avalanche -105 over Vegas Golden Knights at 10:05 PM ET - This is a huge game to determine the winner of this division. There are still some games to follow (2 for the Avalanche and 1 for the Golden Knights) but the winner of this game is absolutely in the drivers seat for the division and, potentially for home ice throughout the post-season. In other words, this is a huge game! The last time these teams met Vegas was a -140 favorite and this time the line is a pick'em. The difference? The Avalanche were without Donskoi, Rantanen, and Grubauer when the Golden Knights got the 5-2 win less than 2 weeks ago. All 3 of those guys are now back in the lineup for Colorado. Also, we are aware of the MacKinnon injury (questionable) for the Avalanche but this is offset by Pacioretty's questionable status for Vegas in this one. The biggest key is the Avs now having those 3 other players back including goalie Grubauer. While he is unquestionably the #1 netminder for the Avalanche, the Golden Knights once again enter a post-season with uncertainty in the crease. Will it be Fleury or Lehner? This is already impacting tonight's game because it is Lehner's turn in the rotation but he has been a little shaky in recent appearances. So does Fleury then get the start? How will this impact the mindset? Goaltenders are known for liking routine and consistency. This will be interesting tonight for Vegas and revenge-minded Colorado has no such questions entering this game. The Avalanche have outshot the Golden Knights in 4 of the last 5 games and have had a shot edge of 10 shots per game in those contests. They are out to prove they are the top team in the West and we look for them to do just that tonight as there is a reason the Golden Knights are on home ice and yet are priced as a pick'em in this game. The sharp money will be on the road team in this one and that should prove to be the right bet in convincing fashion in this one as we expect Colorado to play one of its best games of the season! Take the AVALANCHE