Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche - 4/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche - 4/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (52-14-6) vs Los Angeles Kings (38-26-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 9:30 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -240 / Los Angeles Kings +200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Los Angeles Kings come into this road contest with an overall record of 38-26-10. Through 74 games, the Kings are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 212 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Los Angeles is the 13th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.84 goals per game. So far, the Kings have a strength of schedule rating of 11th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th ranked team in the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche get set to host the Los Angeles Kings with an overall record of 52-14-6. This mark places them 1st in the Central division. Through 72 games, the Avalanche have scored 275 goals, giving them an average of 3.76. This output gives them a rank of 3rd among NHL teams. On defense, Colorado is the 6th ranked unit, giving up 2.74 goals per contest. So far, the Avalanche have played the 31st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Colorado's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 3rd in the NHL.

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Through 74 games, the Los Angeles Kings' leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 16 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 48. On the season, he is turning 14.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 74 games, he has come up with 18 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.3%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -10 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.79 goals per game.In his 35 games played, he has turned in 20 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 69 games, the Colorado Avalanche's goal and overall scoring leader is Mikko Rantanen, with 86 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. So far, 46.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Nazem Kadri, who has 57 assists to go along with his 26 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +18. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.37 goals per game. In his 50 games played, he has turned in 31 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per-game scoring differential of 1.07. Even when playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.62 goals. Heading into this game, the Colorado Avalanche are the winners of each of their last five games. During this stretch, they have scored 20 goals, accounting for 61.0% of the scoring in these contests. Look for the Avalanche to pick up the win, as not only are they hot on offense, but they also boast one of the best goalie groups in the NHL.

 

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