Avalanche open as moneyline underdog vs Kings

Colorado AvalancheLos Angeles Kings
Feb 23, 4:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

7-7-1TEAM RECORD7-6-2

Hockey bettors look for value at STAPLES Center on Saturday as host Los Angeles battles the Colorado Avalanche in hockey odds action.

The Kings sport records of 7-6-2 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 7-7-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-7-4 for the Kings and 5-9-1 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Kings in this one found them earlier as -165 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Kings, most recently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 25-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 14.3% rate while the Avalanche have a 79.1% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Colorado was a 1-0 winner at home against the Blues. Bettors on Colorado at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Kings were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Kings trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 10 games at home
Los Angeles is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Anaheim, Sunday, February 24
Los Angeles home to Anaheim, Monday, February 25

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