Avalanche open as moneyline underdog vs Kings
Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Colorado at Anaheim, Sunday, February 24
Los Angeles home to Anaheim, Monday, February 25