Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-225) Kings (+182)
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Kings (20-15-5) will meet the Colorado Avalanche (25-8-3) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Avalanche at -225 and the Kings are at +182. The total is 6.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Wild in their previous contest. Colorado tallied 19 mins in the box in this outing. The Avalanche had a impressive offensive output in the win. Furthermore, they had 4 attempts on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. For the matchup, they finished 4 of the 38 shots they put on net.
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Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 108 power play opportunities (17th in professional hockey) and have tallied 28 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche have had 1,098 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .895. Colorado has taken 1,266 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.1%. While playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed 87 goals while scoring 120 themselves. Colorado has 140 power play chances and they have scored 33 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 23.57%. For the year, they have recorded 53 points and their points % is .736. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 153 goals (2nd in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 115.
The man in goal for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have been able to score 625 goals versus Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. Kuemper has played in 268 contests during his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 15,032 minutes in the crease. He has a mark of 123-88-33 and he has gotten the start in 251 games. For his career, Kuemper has 141 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .562. Kuemper has seen 7,439 shots against him and he has 6,814 saves.
In their last game, Los Angeles went up against the Lightning in a game where the Kings took the loss by a mark of 6-4. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't score a goal. The Kings scored 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Kings have accumulated 93 goals at even strength and 20 goals (19th in hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has attempted 1,410 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.01%, while allowing the opposition 1,159 shots. So far this year, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 113 goals, 45 points, as well as a points percentage of .563. They have recorded 126 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.87%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 74.11% on their oppositions 112 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.7%. They have permitted 108 goals to be scored by of a combination of 79 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.41 goals per game and he has yielded 1,617 goals in total. Quick's rate of quality starts sits at 54.3% and he has made 369 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 680 games and has racked up 40,252 mins. Quick has a career record of 347-258-73 and has been in net for 690 games. He has compiled 16,964 saves out of 18,581 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+182)
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