Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings

 

 

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The Colorado Avalanche will be going for their third consecutive win when they face the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. The Avalanche are coming off a 3-2 win over the Kings in their last game.

Los Angeles is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games against Colorado.

Avalanche Going For Second Consecutive Road Win

The Avalanche have played well so far, winning two of their first three games. They picked up their first road win of the season in their last game and will try to make it two in a row when they face the Kings on Thursday.

Colorado has played well offensively, averaging four goals per game. They finished with three goals on 24 shots in their last game.

Brandon Saad scored his first goal of the season, while Devon Toews and Mikko Rantanen scored their second goals of the season. Nathan MacKinnon picked up two assists in the game.

The Avalanche have also played well defensively, giving up two goals per game. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.

Kings Trying To Pick Up First Win

The Kings are off to a slow start and have lost their first three games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their first win of the season when they play on Thursday.

Los Angeles has struggled offensively, averaging 2.67 goals per game. They finished with two goals on 26 shots in their last game.

Andreas Athanasiou scored his third goal of the season, while Adrian Kempe scored his first. Anze Kopitar picked up two assists for the Kings.

Los Angeles hasn’t played well defensively, giving up 3.67 goals per game. They gave up three goals in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to beat the Avalanche.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Los Angeles’ defense has been terrible so far, with the team giving up almost four goals per game. They are facing a Colorado team that has done a great job offensively and will have a hard time slowing them down in this game. The Avalanche have also done a great job defensively and has given up only two goals since they allowed four in their season-opener. Even though the Kings have played well offensively, they will have a hard time scoring against this defense, making the Avalanche the smart play here.

Prediction:
Colorado Avalanche -1.5

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The Avalanche are averaging four goals per game and scored three goals in their first road game. They are facing a defense that is giving up 3.67 goals per game, so expect them to score at least three goals in this game. The Kings are averaging 2.67 goals per game and are facing a Colorado defense that is giving up two goals per game, so expect them to be held under their average in this game, which will help keep the score under the total. The Avalanche and Kings have played under the total in seven of their last 10 games.

Prediction:
Under 5.5