|Under 5.5 (-103) @ pinnacle|
This is a 10* TOP WEDNESDAY TOTAL on the UNDER Knights/Avs.
No one saw Colorado winning 7-1 in Game 1.
Colorado had a few extra days off than Vegas did, which had to play seven games against the Wild to advance, but clearly the Knights were completely gassed in Game 1 and it definitely showed on both ends of the ice.
Colorado jumped out to the early lead and never looked back.
But the Avalanche did look good on both ends of the ice, as they conceded just the one goal in the victory.
Las Vegas finished the regular season as the No. 1 defensive team in the entire league. It only allows 2.18 goals per game.
Colorado isn't too far behind in allowing just 2.36, which ranks third.
They're both among the best offensively as well, but with the extra couple days off between Game 1 and 2. as they played Game 1 on Sunday and Game 2 will be played on Wednesday, that Vegas is going to be A LOT better on the defensive side here.
Clearly the Knights will be out to atone for their poor defensive effort in Game 1, and I believe this is going to result in Game 2 going UNDER.
Over the years I've found that playing in the playoffs and being successful, is much like handicapping the playoffs, teams that are successful, and handicappers that are successful in the playoffs, make adjustments from game to game.
And so I think Vegas will make the necessary adjustments to be a lot more competitive here in Game 2, and in my opinion that will indeed lead to a lower-scoring UNDER once it's all said and done.
Good luck, NP
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