Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings - 3/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings - 3/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (33-20-8) vs Colorado Avalanche (42-13-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings +138 / Colorado Avalanche -175 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Kings host the Colorado Avalanche in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Colorado Avalanche come into this road contest with an overall record of 42-13-5. Through 60 games, the Avalanche are 1st in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 233 times, good for a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Colorado is the 11th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.82 goals per game. So far, the Avalanche have a strength of schedule rating of 32nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 3rd ranked team in the NHL.

The Los Angeles Kings get set to host the Colorado Avalanche with an overall record of 33-20-8. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 61 games, the Kings have scored 178 goals, giving them an average of 2.87. This output gives them a rank of 20th among NHL teams. On defense, Los Angeles is the 13th ranked unit, giving up 2.8 goals per contest. So far, the Kings have played the 15th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Los Angeles's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Colorado Avalanche leader in points is Nazem Kadri. In his team's 60 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 51 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 11.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19. The team's top overall goal scorer is Gabriel Landeskog. Of his 30 goals, 23.0% have come during power play time. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.47 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Los Angeles King's leader in points is Anze Kopitar. In Los Angeles's 61 games, he has come up with 15 goals and 36 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. Of his 25 goals, 16.0% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -8 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.69 goals per game. In his 27 games played, he has turned in 15 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Colorado's 60 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 35-23-2. So far, taking the over when the Avalanche are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-11-1. On the season, 65.0% of Colorado's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 57% of the scoring coming from the Avalanche. Coming into this game, the Kings have an over-under record of 26-35. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 15-15. On the season, 44.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 49.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. With a line set at 6 goals, look for this game to surpass that line, as each team comes into this contest playing well offensively.

 

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