Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+250) Avalanche (-300)
Calvin Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (16-20-6) travel to Ball Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (30-9-4). The Avalanche open this matchup at -300 while the Kings are coming in at +250. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-2 defeat to the Golden Knights in their previous contest. The Kings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. For the matchup, they converted 2 of the 22 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 1 attempt on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. Los Angeles accrued 2 mins in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Kings was 50 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 56 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 45 and the Fenwick against was 40, giving them a Fenwick rate of 52.9%. They recorded 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 53.1% and they had a PDO of 84.6 in this game.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have 122 power play tries (21st in the NHL) and have racked up 19 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 1,316 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .904. Los Angeles has attempted 1,242 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. While at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 107 goals while notching 83 when they are on offense. Los Angeles has 140 power play chances and they have notched 30 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 21.43%. For the season, they have scored 38 points and their points percentage is sitting at .452. In regard to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 113 goals (22nd in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 126.
The man in net for this game is Calvin Petersen. Opponents have notched 112 goals against Petersen in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.69. Petersen has played in 43 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .920 during his 2,500 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 17-18-5 and was named the starter in 40 games. For his career, Petersen has recorded 23 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .575. Petersen has had 1,408 shots against him and has recorded 1,296 total saves.
In their last contest, Colorado squared up with the Blues in a matchup where the Avalanche ended up with the win by a mark of 4-3. Colorado earned a 51.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 51.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Blues having earned a 35 Fenwick. Their PDO was 108 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 33.5%. The Avalanche scored 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 chances on the power play in this game and notched 1 out of those opportunities.
Colorado has attempted 1,497 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.29%, while allowing their opponents 1,102 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.73% on their oppositions 139 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.9%. They have earned 161 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 23.60%. The Avalanche are sitting with 116 goals at even strength and 38 goals (1st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 100 goals to be scored by way of 76 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Colorado Avalanche have earned a total of 154 goals, 64 points, in addition to a points percentage of .744.
For the opposition you are likely to see Devan Dubnyk protecting the goal. Dubnyk has a career mark of 251-204-54 and has played in 538 games. Dubnyk's percentage of quality starts sits at 54.1% and he has made 276 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has gathered 14,101 saves out of the 15,426 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .914. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has allowed 1,325 goals in total. He has been a starter 510 contests and has played 30,557 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-300) and under 5.5 goals
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