Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21

Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (16-20-6) at Colorado Avalanche (30-9-4)

NHL Hockey: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -295 / Los Angeles Kings +260 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche meet Friday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 16 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 54 goals on 491 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 64 goals on 784 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 26 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 36 assists and Nazem Kadri has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 67 goals on 840 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

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The Kings are 22-49 in their last 71 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Avalanche are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 48-22 in their last 70 overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Kings last 6 overall. The over is 12-5 in Avalanche last 17 overall. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Kings continue to pile up the losses and have played some of their worst hockey on the road dating back to last season. These aren't the spots you want to back the Kings. The Colorado Avalanche remain one of the more consistent teams in the league and they've won three of the four meetings this season against the Kings. In fact, the Avs have outscored the Kings 6-1 in the last two meetings. Give me the Avalanche and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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