Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 5/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+125) Avalanche (-145)
Ball Arena is the venue where Jonas Johansson and the Colorado Avalanche (35-13-4) will play the Los Angeles Kings (21-25-6) on Thursday. The Avalanche open this game at -145 while the Kings are coming in at +125. The total is set at 5.5.
The Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 defeat against the Blues in the last game they played. The Kings had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they converted 1 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Los Angeles amassed 6 mins in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings was 48 and the Corsi against was at 39 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 55.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. They amassed 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 35 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 61.0% and they had a PDO of 93.1 for this game.
The Kings have had 1,666 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. At even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 134 goals while having 109 themselves. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 148 power play tries (22nd in hockey) and have a total of 24 goals in those chances. For the current season, they sit with 48 points and their points percentage is sitting at .462. Los Angeles has taken 1,547 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.1%. When it comes to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 141 goals (25th in the league) this year and have allowed 158. Los Angeles has 161 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 19.88%.
The man in goal for this game is Jonathan Quick. Quick has been in net for 666 games during his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 336-249-69 and he has gotten the start in 656 games. The opposition has notched 1,557 goals versus Quick in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.41. Quick has had 17,878 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 16,321 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .913 during his 38,831 mins in the crease. In his career, Quick has 355 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .541.
When they were on the ice last, Colorado played the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Avalanche earned a victory by a final score of 2-1. They had a PDO of 107 and their percentage of oZS was 37.6%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick rate was 40.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 25 and the Golden Knights having racked up a 37 Fenwick. The Avalanche converted 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they took. Colorado earned a 44.3% Corsi rate. 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.
For the season, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 186 goals, 74 points, as well as a points percentage of .712. They have allowed 131 goals to be scored by of a combination of 101 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have racked up 141 goals at even strength and 45 goals (1st in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 196 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.96%. Colorado has attempted 1,857 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.02%, while allowing their opponents 1,383 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.14% on their oppositions 168 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jonas Johansson between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.99 goals per game and he has surrendered 54 goals altogether. Johansson's percentage of quality starts comes out to 35.3% and he has qualified for 6 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has made the start in 17 contests and has racked up 1,084 mins. Johansson is sitting with a lifetime record of 5-9-3 and has participated in 20 games. He is sitting with 455 saves out of 509 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .894.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+125)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.