Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+198) Avalanche (-221)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (11-8-6) head to Ball Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (14-8-2). The Avalanche open this contest at -221 while the Kings are coming in at +198. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Kings came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-1 win over the Ducks in their last outing. Their offensive zone starts were at 59.1% and their PDO was 106.2 in this game. They earned 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 55.7%. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 43 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 49.4%. Los Angeles garnered 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to net 2 goals. The Kings had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. For the game, they converted 5 out of the 37 shots they put on goal.
Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 77 goals (13th in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 71. For the current season, they sit with 28 points and their points percentage is .560. Los Angeles comes into tonight with 91 power play chances and they have tallied 25 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 27.47%. At even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 58 goals while getting 52 of their own. Los Angeles has tried 730 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.6%. The Kings have had 768 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .908. Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 77 power play tries (17th in pro hockey) and have earned 13 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Jonathan Quick. Opponents have been able to score 1,532 goals against Quick in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.40. Quick has played in 656 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 in his 38,301 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated a mark of 331-244-69 and was named the starter in 646 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Quick is sitting with 350 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .542. Quick has had 17,637 shots taken against him and has accrued 16,105 total saves.
Their last time out, Colorado opposed the Coyotes in a game where the Avalanche ended up with the win by a mark of 2-1. They had 5 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Avalanche netted 2 goals of the 46 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 94 and their percentage of oZS was 74.9%. Colorado earned a 66.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Colorado played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 73.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 54 and the Coyotes having a 20 Fenwick.
The Avalanche have accumulated 51 goals at even strength and 21 goals (7th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Colorado has attempted 800 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.00%, while allowing their opponents 604 shots. On the year, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 72 goals, 30 points, and a points percentage of .625. They have recorded 94 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 22.34%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 85.92% on the other teams 71 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.2%. They have allowed 59 goals to be scored by way of 49 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are expected to see Philipp Grubauer defending the goal. He has racked up 4,827 stops out of the 5,248 shots tried, giving him a save % of .920. Grubauer has earned a career mark of 92-59-20 and has been in goal for 194 games. He was named a starter in 168 games and has racked up 10,551 minutes. Grubauer's rate of quality starts sits at 58.9% and he has accumulated 99 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.39 goals per contest and he has given up 421 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-221) and under 5.5 goals
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