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Moneyline favors Kings in battle with Avalanche

Colorado AvalancheLos Angeles Kings
Jan 2, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

21-18-1TEAM RECORD19-14-6

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Colorado duelling Los Angeles on Monday at STAPLES Center.

The Kings currently sports a record of 19-14-6. The Avalanche are 21-18-1. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 9-22-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Avalanche have gone 17-20-3 against the number.

View Colorado vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Kings, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 14.4% while the Avalanche defense kills off 81.4% of their penalties.

Colorado was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Ducks. They won as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-1 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Los Angeles at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Avalanche at Kings trends to consider:
Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Colorado's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado's last 15 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Colorado's last 25 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Los Angeles' last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Los Angeles' last 15 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Chicago, Friday, January 6
Los Angeles home to Phoenix, Thursday, January 5