Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 5/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-320) Kings (+260)
STAPLES Center is the site where Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (21-24-6) will play the Colorado Avalanche (34-13-4) on Saturday. The Kings open this game at +260 while the Avalanche are coming in at -320. The total opens at 5.5.
The Avalanche were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat to the Sharks in their last game. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 59.5% and they had a PDO of 98.0 in this game. They recorded 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 49 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 60.5%. The Corsi for the Avalanche came in at 68 and the Corsi against was 37 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 64.8%. Colorado accumulated 4 penalty mins in this contest. Moreover, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. The Avalanche had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 2 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
Colorado Avalanche opponents have 167 power play tries (5th in pro hockey) and have a total of 30 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche have had 1,311 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Colorado has attempted 1,769 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. At even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 96 goals while getting 134 on offense. Colorado steps onto the ice with 192 power play opportunities and they have tallied 44 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 22.92%. For the season, they have scored 72 points and their points percentage is .706. In the matter of their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 178 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 126.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has been in net for 211 games during his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 106-61-21 and he started in 184 games. Opponents have tallied 454 goals against Grubauer in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.36. Grubauer has seen 5,673 shots against him and has recorded 5,219 saves. His save percentage is at .920 during his 11,538 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his career, Grubauer has earned 110 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .598.
When they took the ice last, Los Angeles squared up with the Coyotes in a matchup where the Kings took home the victory by a tally of 4-2. They had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Kings scored 4 goals of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 116 and their oZS percentage was 33.5%. Los Angeles wound up with a 49.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Coyotes having notched a 36 Fenwick.
Los Angeles has taken 1,485 shots (26th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.16%, while allowing the opposition 1,580 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.03% on the other teams 144 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have a total of 160 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.00%. The Kings have racked up 104 goals at even strength and 32 goals (15th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 150 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 136 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .471.
Across the ice you are going to see Calvin Petersen protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.73 goals per contest and he has yielded 131 goals in total. Petersen's quality start rate comes out to 54.3% and he has made 25 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 46 games and has accumulated 2,878 minutes. Petersen is sitting with a lifetime mark of 19-22-5 and has played in 50 contests. He has a tally of 1,465 stops out of 1,596 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-320)
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