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Los Angeles Colorado Betting Preview

Colorado Avalanche

Los Angeles Kings
16-5-0 November 23, 2013, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center 15-6-2

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Colorado on Saturday, with the host Kings trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Los Angeles battles the Avalanche, currently with a 16-5-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-12-2 for the Kings and 10-11 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 400 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 11-rated Avalanche taking on the No. 6-rated Kings in this contest.

Colorado won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Coyotes on November 21. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser at home against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at +170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense (2.78 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.14 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 19.77% rate while the Avalanche have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Colorado home to St. Louis, Wednesday, November 27th
Los Angeles at Vancouver, Monday, November 25th