The Los Angeles Kings (22-14-9) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (31-14-3) on Friday, January 26th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. The Avalanche are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sabres. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Kings vs Avalanche
The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As the seventh-ranked team in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Kings have an overall record of 22-14-9. In their division, the Kings are in fourth place with a record of 6-5.
On the road, Los Angeles has gone 14-5-3 this season, and they have been the underdog in 12 of their games. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone just 2-8.
Los Angeles enters the game with a puck line record of 20-25 and their average scoring differential sits at +.5 goals per game. So far, the Kings have won 16 games by multiple goals and 6 games by just one goal.
This season, the Kings have been the underdog in 12 games and their puck line record as the underdog is 9-3. In their last 10 games, the Kings’ puck line record is just 2-8 and their puck line record on the road is 12-10.
Coming off a 5-3 loss at home to the Sabres, the Kings are hoping to bounce back today. In the first period, the Kings found success on offense with three times, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. Out of Los Angeles’ three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 40 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.
In this game, Los Angeles was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Avalanche have gone 19-5-0, and they have won three straight games as the favorite. Overall, Colorado is 31-14-3, and they have gone 28-11-3 when favored.
Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3, and they have won two straight games. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 3rd place and 2nd in the Central Division. Against other teams in the West, the Avalanche have gone 19-11.
As the favorite, the Avalanche have gone 21-21 against the puck line this season. So far, they have 23 wins by multiple goals.
Overall, Colorado has a puck line record of 24-24, including going 6-4 in their last ten games. They have gone 15-9 at home vs. the puck line.
Facing the Capitals in their last game, the Avalanche won by a score of 6-2. Against the Capitals, Avalanche’s offense was able to score in all three periods. Colorado finished with two power-play goals, while they also managed to score one time when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 31 shots on goal.
Colorado secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
Los Angeles Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Kings have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. This season, the Kings have a 15-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-1 record.
The Kings’ over/under record this season is 18-26-1. For the season, they have had 28 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Avalanche Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.8 goals per game this season, ranking 1st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. This season, the Avalanche have a 19-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-5 record.
This season, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 29-17-2. Throughout the season, they have played 29 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7 per game.
Los Angeles Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Kings head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.7 shots per game against Los Angeles. So far, they are 10th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Colorado Team Defense
Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Kings vs Avalanche Trends
- Through their last three road contests, the Kings offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- Across their ten previous home games, Colorado has an puck line mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 9-1 while averaging 4 goals per game.
- The last five games that Colorado was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
- The last five games that Los Angeles was favored, they have an puck line mark of 0-5 while going 1-4 straight up.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Avalanche to come out with a win against the Kings while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -147, I’m placing my bet on the Avalanche to win outright.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Avalanche to win and cover. Watch for the Avalanche to win this game by multiple goals over the Kings.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to remain below that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the under.
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