Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 6 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 09, 2021

After scoring his first career playoff OT goal in Game 5, Mark Stone and the Vegas Golden Knights have a chance to clinch the series on Thursday.

Colorado
39-13-3-1
AT
June 10, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
T-Mobile Arena
Vegas
40-14-0-2
Puckline +1.5 -239
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +5.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

Puckline -1.5 +199
Moneyline -139
Over / Under u +5.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

The President’s Trophy winning Avalanche have their backs against the wall after the Vegas Golden Knights downed Colorado 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday night.  The Golden Knights now lead the second-round series 3-2.   They’ll have two chances to clinch the series, starting with Game 6 in Vegas on Thursday.

For the first time in this series, Vegas is favoured to win on the NHL odds, sitting at -143 on the moneyline.  The total is set at 5.5.

Avalanche vs. Golden Knights Stanley Cup Odds

For the second time in this series, a game in Denver ended 3-2 in overtime, but this time the Golden Knights came out on top.  It’s been a hard series to predict, as each team has one blowout win, while the other three games were decided by a single goal.  Bettors are fairly torn on Game 6, with a slight majority backing Colorado.  The Over/Under is seeing a similar split, with a slim majority favouring the Under.  Three of five games have gone Under.

Time to start the home ice winning streak from zero again, as Tuesday’s loss broke a 13-game winning streak at home for Colorado.  They’re now 7-3 straight up in their last 10 games overall.  After being the favourite to win the Stanley Cup all postseason, the Avs have dropped behind Tampa Bay and Vegas and are +328 to win it all.  They’ve also dropped to +221 dogs to win the series.

The Golden Knights must be feeling confident.  They’ve got two chances to clinch the series, starting with Game 6 at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday, where they’ve won four of their last five games.  Vegas is now a fairly sizeable -327 favourite to win the series.  They also have the second-best odds to win the Stanley Cup at +252.

Colorado Avalanche

There’s no question about it, Colorado’s backs are up against the wall now.  They need to win their next two games or their season is over.  It’s not much solace now, but the good news is the Avalanche had a much better outing in Game 5.  After being heavily outshot in the previous two games, Colorado outshot Vegas in every period (including OT) of Game 5.  Brandon Saad and Joonas Donskoi had the two goals on Tuesday. Saad has been hot in the postseason, scoring seven goals in his last eight games.  Philipp Grubauer stopped 22 of 25 shots in Game 5.

The Avalanche actually picked up another L before the game even began.  Nazem Kadri‘s appeal of his eight-game suspension was denied by a neutral arbitrator early on Tuesday.  Kadri still has one more game to serve, but he’ll be eligible to return for Game 7, if Colorado can win on Thursday.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights are heading back to the neon lights of Sin City with a series lead and a chance to clinch at home on Thursday.  It only took 50 seconds of extra time for captain Mark Stone to score his first career playoff overtime goal on Tuesday.  Trailing by two goals in the third period, it was a gritty come-from-behind win that displayed just how much playoff experience this roster has, despite the franchise being only in its fourth year of existence.  Alex Tuch and Jonathan Marchessault had the other Vegas goals.  Marchessault now has five goals and two assists over a five-game point streak.  Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves on 30 shots.

Forward Mattias Janmark returned to the lineup in Game 5 and looks like he’ll be ready to go again in Game 6.  Janmark had missed three games, as he suffered an upper-body injury in Game 1 of this series.  He finished the night with one assist and almost 15 minutes of ice time.

Teams that win Game 5 in a series that was tied 2-2 are 215-58 (.788) winning a best-of-seven NHL playoff series.

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