Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-179) Kings (+144)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (0-1-2) play the Colorado Avalanche (2-1-0) at STAPLES Center on Thursday. The Kings open this matchup at +144 while the Avalanche are priced at -179. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Avalanche were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win against the Kings in their last game. The Avalanche had a middle of the road offensive performance in the win. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 24 shots they attempted. They also had 6 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities. Colorado earned 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 35 and the Corsi against was 37 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against was 30, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 45.5%. They took 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 15 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 45.0% and they had a PDO of 100.9 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Los Angeles Kings tallied a total of 25 shots. They finished with a total of 12 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
Looking after the net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 179 minutes protecting the goal for the campaign. Grubauer is surrendering 2.01 goals per contest which places him at 3rd in the Western Conference and 9th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 6 goals. He's earned a save % of .923 which places him at 6th in the Western Conference. During the season thus far, the Avalanche have earned a total of 12 goals which ranks 2nd in the conference and 7th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, which is good for 2nd in the NHL. The Avalanche currently have a total of 4 points, which ranks 18th in the NHL and 7th in the conference. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 89 which ranks 13th in the conference and 24th in the NHL. As a team, Colorado has obtained a total of 50 hits which means they are averaging 16.7 per game. They currently have a total of 25 blocks for this season.
In their loss to Colorado, Los Angeles went home with a 51.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 37 and they conceded a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Avalanche finishing with a 25 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.1 and they had an oZS percentage of 55.0%. The Kings scored 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Avalanche had 6 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 2 goals. Los Angeles conceded 24 shots on goal and the Avalanche racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes.
In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad year by surrendering 3.73 goals against average and that has him 10th among West goalies and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 129 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 8 goals. He holds a save percentage of .887, which ranks him 10th among West goalies and 24th in the NHL among goaltenders. With regard to goal differential, the Kings sit 11th in the Western Conference and 25th in the league with -3. They have a total of 8 goals for the season which ranks 14th in the West. Los Angeles has a team save % of .884 which currently has them ranked 25th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 8.7% which puts them at 9th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+144)
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