Betting on today’s Kings and Avalanche game? Catch the action at Ball Arena in Denver, CO, as the Avalanche hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Avalanche are favored by -1.5 goals vs. the Kings.
LOS ANGELES KINGS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5
This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, January 26th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:
- According to our analysis, we anticipate the Avalanche to win this one with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Avalanche on the moneyline
- The Avalanche should also cover at -1.5
Will Los Angeles Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
When playing on the road this season, the Kings have gone 14-5-3 and have a record of 22-14-9 overall. In the Western Conference, Los Angeles is currently in 7th place and 4th in the Pacific Division. Against other teams in the West, the Kings have gone 13-9 this season. Over their last ten games, the Kings are just 2-8 and have lost four straight games.
So far this season, the Kings have been the underdog in 12 of their games and have a record of 6-3-3 in those games. Against teams in the Western Conference, Los Angeles has gone 16-11-6 when favored. Over their last five games, the Kings have gone just 1-4 and have a record of 1-2 in their last three games.
On the road, the Kings have a puck line record of 12-10 this season and their overall puck line record is 20-25. So far, LA has 16 wins by multiple goals and their average scoring margin on the road is +1.1 goals per game.
When playing as the underdog, the Kings have a puck line record of 9-3 and their average scoring differential is at +.4 goals per game. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is just 2-8, and they have dropped their last five games vs. the puck line.
Games involving Los Angeles have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Kings come in with a record of 18-26-1.
In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
On the offensive side, the Kings are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 19th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kings offense is 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the NHL.
Los Angeles’ leading scorer is Trevor Moore. So far, he has 21 goals which is 25th in the NHL. Moore also comes into the game with 12 assists.
Colorado defense takes on the Kings ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Cam Talbot has started 30 games this season. His current record stands at 14-12, and his save percentage is 0.893%.
Is It the Avalanche Game to Lose at Home?
At home this season, the Avalanche have gone 19-5-0, and they have won three straight games as the favorite. Overall, Colorado is 31-14-3, and they are in second place in the Central Division.
Against Western Conference opponents, the Avalanche have gone 19-11, and they have won two straight games. Over their last ten games, Colorado is 7-3, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games.
Colorado comes into this game with a puck line record of 24-24 and a puck line record at home of 15-9. Overall, the Avalanche have 23 wins by multiple goals and have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games.
So far, Colorado has played 42 games as the favorite and has an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game in those games. In their last three games, the Avalanche have gone 2-1 against the puck line.
On average, Colorado’s games have finished with 7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 29-17-2.
Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.8 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 4th in the league. This season, the Avalanche are 19-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-5 record.
Colorado’s current leading scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. This season, he has 30 goals, which puts him 5th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 52 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Avalanche head into the game ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29 shots per game against Colorado. So far, they are 20th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Goalie Alexandar Georgiev comes into the game having made 39 starts this season. So far, his record is 26-11 and he has a save percentage of 0.99%.