Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 3/22/2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Kings at -105 and the Avalanche at -105.
Los Angeles has a record of 40-27-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 21-13-4-1. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 212 goals and given up 186 goals for a point differential of +26. For the season they have an ATS record of 40-33-0 and an over/under record of 33-37-0. Colorado is 40-25-8 including 25-9-2-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 236 goals and surrendered 210 for a goal differential of +26. Their record against the spread is 39-33-0 while their over/under record is 38-28-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 40-33-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 33-37-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 39-33-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 38-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
03/20/18 D Paul LaDue Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Colorado
03/20/18 C Trevor Lewis Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Colorado
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/21/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Los Angeles
03/20/18 C Carl Soderberg Illness is "?" Thursday vs Los Angeles
03/04/18 GO Andrew Hammond Concussion IR (02/26)
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
Dustin Brown has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Kings. He has 23 goals this year with 195 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar averages 22.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 29 goals on 178 shots. He has 53 assists, giving him a total of 82 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 29 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,681 shots against him and he's given up 132 goals. He's made 1,549 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nathan MacKinnon has scored 91 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 38 goals this season with 251 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 53 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 26 goals on 154 shots. He has 53 assists, giving him a total of 79 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 22 wins and 14 losses this year in goal for the Avalanche. He has 1,476 shots against him and he's surrendered 119 goals. He's made 1,357 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 87 total points this season, which ranks them 12th in the NHL. They are 17th in the league in goals scored with 212 while they've given up 186 goals, ranking them 29th overall. They have had 217 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 19th in the NHL. The Kings have allowed 244 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, putting them 1st in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.23% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 3rd in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche are 10th in the NHL with a total of 88 points this year. They have 57 power play goals on 269 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 12th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 252 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. That is 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Avalanche are 7th in the league with 236 goals scored while they've given up 210 goals, which is 18th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.95%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5%, as they've attempted 4,287 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,379 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.4% as they have 3,208 attempts while they have given up 3,280 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 19th in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time, which is 13th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 2,205 face-off wins compared to 2,234 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,901 hits and they have blocked 1,099 shots from the opposition, putting them 14th overall.
The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the year. That ranks them 23rd and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,889 face-off wins as opposed to 2,415 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.9%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,410 hits and they've blocked 1,154 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 6th in blocked shots. Colorado is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 46.7% as they've tried 3,953 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,518 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 46.6%, as they have 2,941 shots while they've given up 3,364 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Colorado -105
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado -105
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