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NHL Betting Line Favors the Los Angeles Kings over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday

Colorado pays a visit to Los Angeles on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Kings snipers in hockey action at STAPLES Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Los Angeles Kings in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -195 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.5 win for the Avalanche on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Kings currently sport a record of 21-10-4. The Colorado Avalanche are 16-15-2. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 15-18-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Avalanche have gone 20-11-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Colorado injuries news.

The Los Angeles Kings sit at No. 25 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colorado Avalanche sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Kings No. 12-ranked offense (3.06 goals per game) against a Colorado Avalanche defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 16.19% rate while the Avalanche have a 81.67% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Avalanche were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for PUSH bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Los Angeles at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Colorado's last 25 games
  • Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 7 games
  • Los Angeles is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Arizona, Saturday, December 23rd
Los Angeles at San Jose, Saturday, December 23rd