Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/22/2020
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-170) Kings (+153)
Staples Center is the venue where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (22-34-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (34-18-7, 3rd in the Central Division) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Avalanche coming in at -170 and the Kings are at +153. The total has been set at 6. The Avalanche cover 57.6% of the time, having gone 34-25 SU. The Kings cover 36.1% of the time, going 22-39 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche head into this game holding a record of 34 victories and 18 defeats, which puts them at 3rd in the Central Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 209 goals which has them sitting at 1st in the conference and 4th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +45, which puts them at 3rd in the NHL. The Avalanche have a total of 75 pts, which has them sitting at 8th in the NHL and 3rd in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 1,932 which has them sitting at 7th in the conference and 13th in the NHL. As a team, Colorado has obtained a total of 1,007 hits which means they have an average of 17.1 per contest. They have a total of 722 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Colorado is Pavel Francouz from Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,304 mins protecting the goal for the campaign. Francouz is allowing an average of 2.44 goals against average which has him sitting 5th among Western Conference goalies and 12th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 53 goals. He's earned a save % of .923 which has him sitting 4th among Western Conference goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche had a rough game after their 4 - 3 defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last contest. The Avalanche had an average offensive performance in this defeat. For this game, they finished 3 of the 27 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Colorado racked up a total of 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 53 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 48.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 42, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.7%. They took 28 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 39.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.2 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning racked up 27 shots. They had 12 minutes in the box and they tallied 1 power play chance.
The Kings will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 22 wins and 34 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the league with -42. They currently have a total of 153 goals for this season which is 14th in the West. Los Angeles has a save % as a team of .891 which has them ranked 30th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.4% ranking them 15th in the Western Conference. In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad season by surrendering 3.02 goals per contest and that places him 25th among West goaltenders and 48th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,264 minutes he has played, he has given up 114 goals. He holds a save % of .897, which places him at 29th among West goaltenders and 57th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings went up against the Winnipeg Jets in a game where the Kings went home in defeat by a final score of 6 - 3. For this matchup, Los Angeles wound up with a 56.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 52 while their opponent had a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.6% by earning a Fenwick of 45 and the Jets earning a 36 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles played and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 87.8 and they had an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Kings notched 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Jets had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Los Angeles conceded 35 shots on goal and the Jets earned 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+153)
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