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NHL Game Preview - Avalanche underdogs vs Kings at Los Angeles

Colorado AvalancheLos Angeles Kings
April 11, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

13-22-5TEAM RECORD22-14-4

The Kings get a visit from the Colorado Avalanche in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Avalanche will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-22-5 this season, while the Kings are 22-14-4. Colorado is 14-22-4 on the totals; Los Angeles is 18-14-8.

View Colorado vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-255 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.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Kings and the No. 30-ranked Avalanche, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Avalanche have a 80.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Colorado won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Ducks on April 10. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at +130 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Avalanche at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 6 games at home
Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Vancouver, Saturday, April 13
Los Angeles home to Anaheim, Saturday, April 13