So, we asked if we could use foul language in what has been very PG-rated parlay blog content. When questioned why we wanted to be foul-mouthed, our response was downtrodden as we recalled all the close calls and absolute blow-outs that led to our current frustrating losing streak.
The boss simply and calmly looked at us and stated, “You wouldn’t need to use foul language if you picked winners, now would you?” The shade was colder than the shade we throw at some teams, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs, who continue to suck as a general rule.
But the boss is right: there is no need for an expletive-filled rant, although you can insert a string of frustrated naughty words here to substitute. We give extra points for more creative efforts.
Can you tell we lost again last night? The Phoenix Suns demolished the OKC Thunder, covering a 13-point spread by 19.5 points, without Kevin Durant. While the Dallas Mavericks couldn’t get the job done without Luka Doncic, losing to the New Orleans Pelicans. Even the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets flipped the script on us, scoring six goals and hitting the over by 0.5 goals on an empty net goal.
Our weekly record is 0-3 for the daily parlay while going 2-7 on individual picks.
So, with a string of frustrated but creative expletives on our lips, we regain our composure and look toward the same-game parlay for hope and w win to end this losing streak! We’re looking for that Rocky Moutain High to bring us back to winning ways.
As it turns out, we picked one of the most statistically even matchups on the sports calendar tonight to try and win our championship back.
Colorado Avalanche over Los Angeles Kings (-159)
The Los Angeles Kings enter Thursday night on a four-game winning streak. However, three of those wins were against non-playoff teams Washington, St. Louis, and Montreal, while the fourth win was against the reeling Winnipeg Jets. The Kings are 7-3 in the last ten games.
Yes, Colorado did end a three-game losing streak, making delicious soup out of those San Jose Sharks. The Avs have a 7-3 straight-up record in the last ten games.
While the Avs’ scoring stats are down this season due to the consistent run of impact players spending significant time on the NHL injury report, Colorado’s home scoring splits are way more impressive than the overall stats or road stats: Colorado averages 3.41 goals at home while giving up 2.69 goals per game.
The Los Angeles Kings have better statistical splits on the road compared to their home stats and won the only matchup this season back on December 29th, 5-4, in a shootout.
Both teams are fairly evenly matched statistically, although Colorado clearly has the better roster overall. Colorado’s home record and Los Angeles’ road record are very comparable.
The Favorite is 9-1 in the last ten meetings, while the Kings are 1-5 in the last six games in Colorado.
So why the Avs? Simply because they are the better overall team and should get the home win in a game with very little statistically to pick between.
Los Angeles Kings +1.5 over Colorado Avalanche (-189)
With the exception of the December 29th meeting between the Kings and Avs’, the previous five games ended with at least a 1.5 goal spread. However, these are two different teams compared to those from the past and are more evenly matched statistically and in talent. We see this game ending in a one-goal game, regardless of who wins.
Los Angeles has a 33-32 ts record, while Colorado has a 30-32 ats record. Again, not much to choose from.
We’re expecting a competitive playoff-like atmosphere with both teams looking to build momentum heading into the Stanely Cup playoffs.
We’ll take the Kings to cover the spread, with this one ending on a one-goal game, potentially in overtime.
Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Under 6.5 (-105)
The Under is 4-0 in the Avalanche’s last four games against the Pacific Division and 4-1 in the last five home games. Colorado has hit the under in three of the last five games and has a 3-6-1 over/under record in the last ten games.
The over is 8-2 in the last ten Kings’ road games. Los Angeles has a 2-21 over/under record in the last five games and a 5-4-1 over/under record in the last ten games.
The over is 4-0 in the last four games in Colorado between these two teams.
However, we’re taking the under and siding with the recent trends for both teams, hitting the under slightly more than the over.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.