Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 5 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 07, 2021

Home ice has been key in this series, as each team has swept their two-game homestands.

Vegas
40-14-0-2
AT
June 08, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Colorado
39-13-3-1
Puckline +1.5 -220
Moneyline +114
Over / Under o +5.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Puckline -1.5 +183
Moneyline -137
Over / Under u +5.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Jonathan Marchessault‘s first career NHL playoff hat trick propelled the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-1 win on Sunday night to tie their best-of-seven series against the Colorado Avalanche at two games apiece.  Game 5 is set to go from Denver on Tuesday night.

Colorado is a -149 favourite to win Game 5 on the NHL odds.  The total is set at 5.5.

Golden Knights vs. Avalanche Stanley Cup Odds

With two of the next three games set to go from Denver, the Golden Knights are going to need to pick up at least one win on the road to win this series.  They’re 12-6 straight up in their last 18 road games overall, but they’re just 3-7 SU in their last 10 games in Denver.  The total has gone Under in six of Vegas’ last eight games as an underdog.  The Golden Knights are +142 dogs to win the series, but they now have the third-best odds (+351) to win the Stanley Cup.

After dropping their first two games of the playoffs, Colorado must be happy to be back on home ice, where the Avs have won 13 straight home games.  The Avalanche have hit the Over in five of their last seven games.  Colorado is a -200 favourite to win this series and they’re a +194 favourite to win the Stanley Cup.

Vegas Golden Knights

After allowing an early goal less than two minutes into the game on Sunday, Vegas completely shut the door defensively and added five straight goals of their own, to tie this series 2-2.  Marchessault found the back of the net three times, while Max Pacioretty and Patrick Brown also lit the lamp.  Marchessault also had the tying goal in the Golden Knights’ 3-2 Game 3 win and is the first player in franchise history to record 20 career playoff goals in a Vegas uniform.

It was a light workload for Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 4, who stopped 17 of 18 shots faced.  William Karlsson played setup man, finishing with three assists.  Pacioretty’s goal added to his point streak.  He now has three goals and two assists in a five-game point streak.  If that offence can continue, Vegas is in a good position.  They’ve outshot Colorado 110-52 since the first period of Game 2 and they don’t look like they’re slowing down anytime soon.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche are 20-0-1 over their last 21 home games and they’re hoping a return to Ball Arena is what they need to retake the lead in this series.  The biggest issue for Colorado right now, is the disappearance of the top line.  The trio of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen were each minus-2 in Game 4 and they haven’t had an even-strength point in three games.  Cale Makar was also minus-2 on the night and was held without a point.  The Avs’ top line has been matched up against Pacioretty, Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone, so look for coach Jared Bednar to play keep-away from that line in Game 5, as Colorado will have last change.

Brandon Saad scored the lone goal for the Avalanche on Sunday, his sixth of the playoffs.  Despite allowing five goals, Philipp Grubauer still made 30 saves.  Grubauer has been the best player for Colorado in this series.  Rantanen’s monstrous 17-game playoff point streak (10G, 17A) finally ended in the loss.  The streak dated back to Game 3 of the 2020 Western Conference first round against the Arizona Coyotes.

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