Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+191) Avalanche (-240)
Ball Arena is where the Colorado Avalanche (52-14-6) will try to beat the Los Angeles Kings (38-26-10) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Los Angeles at +191 while Colorado is at -240. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-3 loss against the Wild the last time they stepped on the ice. The Kings had an average offensive output in the loss. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 34 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal. Los Angeles earned 11 penalty minutes for this contest.
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The Kings have had 2,128 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. When playing at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 163 goals while earning 170 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 201 power play tries (19th in pro hockey) and have tallied 47 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they sit with 86 points and their points percentage comes in at .581. Los Angeles has attempted 2,592 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.0%. With respect to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 208 goals (21st in hockey) so far this season and have given up 210. Los Angeles has accounted for 226 power play opportunities and they have scored 38 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.81%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. Opponents have tallied 1,660 goals versus Quick in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.42. Quick has taken the ice for 705 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 for his 41,147 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated a record of 353-262-78 and he has started in 695 games. In his professional hockey career, Quick has 374 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .538. Quick has seen 19,003 shots against him and has recorded 17,343 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Colorado faced off against the Oilers in a game where the Avalanche took home the win by a mark of 2-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but didn't score a goal. The Avalanche recorded 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they attempted.
Colorado has attempted 2,543 shots (6th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.66%, while allowing the other team 2,315 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.95% on their opponents 209 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.5%. They have recorded 244 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 25.00%. The Avalanche have scored 210 goals at even strength and 61 goals (1st in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 197 goals to be scored by way of 153 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Colorado Avalanche have earned a total of 271 goals, 110 points, and a points percentage of .764.
Across the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per game and he has allowed 672 goals in total. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 57.5% and he has earned 158 quality starts in his career. He has started in 275 contests and has played 16,439 minutes. Kuemper has compiled a career mark of 140-92-35 and has been in goal for 292 contests. He has racked up 7,581 saves out of the 8,253 shots tried, giving him a save % of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-240) and under 6 goals
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