Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-215) Avalanche (+193)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (15-8-2) play the Los Angeles Kings (11-9-6) at Ball Arena on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Kings coming in at -215 and the Avalanche are at +193. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Kings had a rough game after their 2-0 loss against the Avalanche in their last game. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 51.4% and their PDO was 94.6 for this matchup. They accumulated 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 27 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 19 and the Fenwick against was 46, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 29.2%. The Corsi for the Kings was sitting at 25 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 68 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 26.9%. Los Angeles accrued 11 penalty minutes in this contest. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't get a goal. The Kings didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 18 shots they looked to score on.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have 79 power play tries (20th in professional hockey) and have earned 13 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 814 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Los Angeles has taken 748 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.3%. When playing at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 60 goals while earning 52 as an offensive unit. Los Angeles has accounted for 94 power play opportunities and they have notched 25 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 26.60%. For the season, they have tallied 28 points and their points percentage is sitting at .538. Concerning their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 77 goals (17th in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 73.
The player between the pipes for this game is Calvin Petersen. The opposition has scored 84 goals against Petersen in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.62. Petersen has taken the ice for 33 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .922 for his 1,925 mins guarding the cage. He has an overall record of 14-12-5 and he started in 31 games. During his career on the ice, Petersen is sitting with 18 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .581. Petersen has had 1,076 shots against him and has recorded 992 total saves.
In their win over L.A., Colorado wound up with a 73.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Colorado played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick percentage was 70.8% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Kings having accrued a 19 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 105 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.6%. The Avalanche earned 2 goals of the 46 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net.
For the season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 74 goals, 32 points, as well as a points percentage of .640. They have granted a total of 59 goals to be scored by of a combination of 49 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have tallied 53 goals at even strength and 21 goals (8th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 96 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 21.88%. Colorado has attempted 846 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.75%, while allowing their opponents 622 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 86.49% on the other teams 74 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Philipp Grubauer defending the net. Grubauer has amassed a lifetime record of 93-59-20 and has played in 195 games. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts comes out to 59.2% and he has made 100 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has racked up 4,845 saves out of 5,266 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .920. The opposition is averaging 2.38 goals per game and he has yielded 421 goals in total. He has been a starter 169 games and has played 10,611 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (+193)
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