Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche - 3/14/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (15-8-2) vs Los Angeles Kings (11-9-6)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -215 / Los Angeles Kings +180 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Kings come into this one looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Colorado last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 31 points including a team-high 24 assists while Drew Doughty has 22 points with 16 assists. Dustin Brown and Adrian Kempe each have 19 points with Brown posting a team-high 13 goals while Kempe’s on 11 goals this season. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 3.1 goals per game on 29.2 shots per game with a 27.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals per game on 30.7 shots against per contest with an 83.1% kill rate on the penalty kill this season.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to build on the win over the Avs from Saturday night. Mikko Rantanen leads the Avs in scoring with 27 points including a team-high 13 goals while Nathan MacKinnon has 23 points including a team-high 17 assists. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3 goals per game with 33.3 shots per contest and a 22.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals per game on 25.2 shots against per game with a 85.9% kill rate on the PK this season.
Los Angeles is 2-6 in their last 8 games overall and 18-42 in their last 60 games as a road underdog while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 22-9 in their last 31 games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money with the Kings is worth a look considering just how much of we’re actually getting, but realistically, this Kings team is running hot and cold and right now it’s a cold snap for the Kings as they’ve lost 6 of 8 coming into this one. I look for the Avs to put forth another strong effort at home and get the victory with the cover on the puck line as well.