Los Angeles Kings (11-9-6) at Colorado Avalanche (15-8-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -230 / Los Angeles Kings +200 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche meet Sunday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 27.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 13 goals, Anze Kopitar has 24 assists and Jeff Carter has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 33 goals on 325 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 36 goals on 452 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 13 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 17 assists and Nazem Kadri has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 41 goals on 514 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 14 goals on 104 shots.
The Kings are 20-44 in their last 64 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Avalanche are 36-16 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games. The over is 9-4-3 in Kings last 16 Sunday games. The under is 5-1 in Avalanche last 6 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Colorado and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings have played some of their worst hockey on the road dating back to last season and haven't cashed enough tickets in the underdog role to be trusted in these big spots. The Colorado Avalanche have beaten the Kings twice this season in three tries and have absolutely feasted on losing teams all season long. In fact, the Avs have won 22 of their last 31 games against teams with a losing record. Give me the Colorado Avalanche and the PL in this contest.