Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings Free Preview 2/22/20

Posts AdminArticles, Hockey, NHL

Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, and the Colorado Avalanche will face off against Anze Kopitar, Alex Iafallo, and the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center for a Western Conference showdown. The action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, and you will be able to watch it live on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings Odds

This contest’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by bookmakers yet.

Colorado is 35-25 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 1.4 units this year. Through 60 regular season outings, 29 of its games have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under and just two have pushed. This 2019-20 Avalanche team is 19-11 SU on the road.

Colorado has converted on 18.9 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it has successfully killed off 78.9 percent of all penalties..

Averaging 27.1 saves per game with a .916 save percentage, Philipp Grubauer (19-17-4) has been the top option in goal for Colorado this season. If it chooses to rest him, however, the team may go with Pavel Francouz (16-9-3), who has a .926 save percentage and 2.33 goals against average this year.

On the other side of the rink, Los Angeles is 22-39 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. 32 of its games have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and just four have pushed. It’s 13-13 SU as the home team this year.

The Kings have converted on just 16.4 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 23rd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 75.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jonathan Quick (26.0 saves per game) has been the primary selection in goal for the Kings. Quick has 13 wins, 25 losses, and three overtime losses and has registered a poor .897 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average this year.

Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings Free Picks

Pick: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their last five matches.
  • This game features two offenses that fire the puck toward the goal a lot. Colorado has taken the league’s eighth-most shots on goal (32.7) while Los Angeles’s attempted the third-most (33.8). The Avs have averaged 29.0 shot attempts over their last five road games and the Kings have taken 37.0 shots over their last five home outings.
  • Over Colorado’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-1 in those games).
  • Colorado skaters created 21.9 hits per game last season, while the Kings logged 23.3 hits per matchup.