Kings vs. Avalanche - 1/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (26-21-3) at Los Angeles Kings (30-15-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -201 / Colorado Avalanche +180 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings square off Wednesday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Colorado Avalanche look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 22 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 23 assists and Jarome Iginla has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 86 goals on 1,044 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 22 goals, Anze Kopitar has 28 assists and Jeff Carter has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 86 goals on 1,090 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 18 goals on 262 shots. Quick has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 21-54 in their last 75 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-2 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record. The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 17-7 in their last 24 vs. Western Conference. The Avalanche are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Avalanche haven't been great playing on the end of a back to back. It's also been the Kings who have gotten the better of this series as of late. I'll side with the rested home team here.