Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 5/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-260) Kings (+220)
STAPLES Center is the venue where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (21-24-6) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (34-13-4) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Avalanche priced at -260 and the Kings are at +220. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Avalanche had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat to the Sharks their last time out. Their offensive zone starts sat at 59.5% and they had a PDO of 98.0 for this game. They accumulated 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 49 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 60.5%. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 68 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 37 which means they had a Corsi rate of 64.8%. Colorado compiled 4 minutes in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. The Avalanche had a below average offensive outing in the loss. For the outing, they earned a goal on 2 of the 32 shots they attempted.
In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 178 goals (4th in pro hockey) on the season and have conceded 126. For the year, they have racked up 72 points and their points percentage is sitting at .706. Colorado comes into the game with 192 power play opportunities and they have tallied 44 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 22.92%. At even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 96 goals while having 134 of their own. Colorado has tried 1,769 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The Avalanche have had 1,311 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 167 power play opportunities (5th in pro hockey) and have notched 30 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has played in 211 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 106-61-21 and he was named the starter in 184 games. Opponents have scored 454 goals versus Grubauer in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.36. Grubauer has seen 5,673 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 5,219 saves. His save percentage is at .920 for his 11,538 mins on the ice. In his career, Grubauer is sitting with 110 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .598.
In their last game, Los Angeles faced off against the Coyotes in an outing where the Kings notched a win by a tally of 4-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Kings recorded 4 goals of the 22 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 116 and they earned an oZS percentage of 33.5%. Los Angeles wound up with a 49.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles had and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 51.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 38 and the Coyotes having earned a 36 Fenwick.
So far this season, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 136 goals, 48 points, as well as a points percentage of .471. They have permitted 150 goals to be scored by way of 127 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings are sitting with 104 goals at even strength and 32 goals (15th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 160 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.00%. Los Angeles has taken 1,485 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.16%, while allowing the other team 1,580 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 84.03% on the other teams 144 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.5%.
Across the ice you will find Jonathan Quick in net. He has recorded 16,321 saves out of the 17,878 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .913. Quick is sitting with a lifetime record of 336-249-69 and has been in net for 666 games. He got the starting nod in 656 games and has played 38,831 mins. Quick's quality start percentage is 54.1% and he has accumulated 355 quality starts in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.41 goals/game and he has yielded 1,557 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+220)
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