Avalanche vs Kings Prediction - NHL Picks 4/8/23

Los Angeles Kings (45-24-10) vs Colorado Avalanche (47-24-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings +110 / Colorado Avalanche -130 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche will play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are 47-24-6 this season after they defeated the San Jose Sharks by a score of 6-2 in their last game. Colorado out shot San Jose by a total of 31-23 and went 0-1 on the power play in the win. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.32 goals per game, 2.71 goals against per game, 24.9% on the power play, and 79.1% on the penalty kill. Nathan MacKinnon has led the Avalanche with 37 goals, 67 assists, and 339 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Colorado is Alexandar Georgiev, who is 37-16-5 this season with a 2.53 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. 

Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are 45-24-10 this season after they lost to the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Los Angeles was out shot by a total of 37-32 and went 1-1 on the power play in the game. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.33 goals per game, 3.13 goals against per game, 25.2% on the power play, and 75.3% on the penalty kill. Anze Kopitar has led the Kings with 27 goals, 42 assists, and 161 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Los Angeles is Pheonix Copley, who is 24-5-3 this season with a 2.60 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. 


Colorado is 37-14 in their last 51 games against the Pacific and 8-2 in their last 10 games played on one day of rest. The over is 4-0 in Colorado’s last 4 games. Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last 6 games played against the Central and 12-4 in their last 16 games. The under is 5-1 in Los Angeles’ last 6 games. Colorado is 9-2 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings. 


Colorado comes into this game fighting for first place in the Central Division, where they are currently tied with Dallas at 100 points. Colorado has won three games in a row, while Los Angeles has lost two games in a row. The Kings have struggled against good teams recently and I really like how Colorado has looked in recent games, so I am taking the Avalanche to get the road win here. 

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