Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-182) Kings (+146)
STAPLES Center is the site where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings will take on the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. The Avalanche open this game at -182 while the Kings are priced at +146. The over/under opens at 7.5.
The Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 8 - 0 win against the Blues in their previous contest. The Avalanche had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. In the matchup, they netted 8 of the 38 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 7 power play opportunities and were able to notch 5 goals out of those tries. Colorado racked up 10 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 30 and the Corsi against was 26 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 53.6%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against was 19, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 55.8%. They won 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 54.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 114.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the St. Louis Blues put up 21 shots. They had 16 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The man between the pipes for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 29 years old and has totaled 119 mins in net for the campaign. Grubauer is giving up 2.02 GAA which has him placed 4th in the West and 10th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has surrendered 4 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .925 which has him placed 3rd in the West. During the season thus far, the Avalanche have converted a total of 9 goals which has them at 2nd in the Western Conference and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +5, which is good for 4th in the league. The Avalanche have compiled a total of 2 points, which has them at 22nd in the league and 8th in the West. When talking about shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 65 which has them at 9th in the conference and 17th in the league. As a team, Colorado has a total of 38 hits which means they have an average of 19 per contest. They have compiled a total of 18 blocks for this season.
The Kings faced the Wild in a matchup where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a score of 4 - 3. Los Angeles wound up with a 41.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 42 while they conceded a Corsi of 59. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.0% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Wild earning a 47 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 39.9%. The Kings converted 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Wild had 5 power play opportunities but didn't put the puck in goal. Los Angeles gave way to 44 shots on goal and the Wild ended up with 12 minutes in the box.
In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a rough year by surrendering 3.73 goals per game and that has him ranked 10th among West goaltenders and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 129 minutes he has played this season, he's allowed 8 goals. He has a save percentage of .887, which has him ranked 10th among West goaltenders and 22nd among goaltenders in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL with -2. They have a total of 6 goals for the season which ranks them 10th in the Western Conference. Los Angeles has a save percentage as a team of .887 which currently has them ranked 22nd in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are shooting 9.0% which is good for 8th in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+146)
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