Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 5/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+275) Avalanche (-335)
Ball Arena is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (35-13-4) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (21-25-6) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Kings coming in at +275 and the Avalanche are at -335. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Kings will look for better times on the ice after their 2-1 defeat against the Blues their last time out. Their offensive zone starts were at 61.0% and their PDO was 93.1 in this one. They recorded 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 35 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 25, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. The Corsi for the Kings was sitting at 48 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 38 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 55.8%. Los Angeles amassed 6 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't get a goal. The Kings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the outing, they scored on 1 of the 27 shots they attempted.
Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 141 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 158. For the season, they have recorded 48 points and their points percentage is sitting at .462. Los Angeles has 161 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 19.88%. While at even strength, the Kings have conceded 134 goals while getting 109 of their own. Los Angeles has tried 1,547 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.1%. The Kings have had 1,666 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. Los Angeles Kings opponents have recorded 148 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have notched 24 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Calvin Petersen. During his career on the ice, Petersen has 27 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .551. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 3,055 minutes between the pipes. Petersen has seen 1,682 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,543 saves. Opponents have racked up 139 goals against Petersen in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.73. He has a mark of 19-24-6 and he has gotten the start in 49 games. Petersen has taken the ice for 53 contests throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Colorado faced the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Avalanche earned a win by a final score of 2-1. They had 2 chances on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Avalanche tallied 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 107 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 37.6%. Colorado had a 44.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Colorado played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 40.3% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Golden Knights having notched a 37 Fenwick.
Colorado has taken 1,857 shots (2nd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.02%, while allowing their opponents 1,383 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.14% on their opponents 168 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%. They have a total of 196 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 22.96%. The Avalanche have 141 goals at even strength and 45 goals (1st in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 131 goals to be scored by way of 101 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 186 goals, 74 points, as well as a points percentage of .712.
For the opposition you are expected to see Philipp Grubauer in the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.35 goals per game and he has relinquished 457 goals in total. Grubauer's quality start rate comes out to 59.7% and he has 111 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 186 games and has played 11,658 minutes. Grubauer is sitting with a career mark of 108-61-21 and has been in goal for 213 games. He has accrued 5,270 stops out of 5,727 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+275)
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