Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche

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The Los Angeles Kings will go on the road and take on the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. These two teams have faced each other three times this season with Colorado winning two out of the three games. The Kings have a record of 11-9-6. The Avalanche have a record of 15-8-2.

Kings Have Lost Six out of Last Eight Games

The Kings have struggled recently, losing six out of their last eight games. Their last game was a 2-0 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. Calvin Petersen was stellar in the loss, stopping 44 out of 45 shots faced. Unfortunately, he did not pick up a win as the Kings were shutout on offense.

Offense has been mediocre for the Kings this season. They have scored two goals or less in five out of their last nine games. The team ranks 15th in goals per game, 23rd in shots per game, 12th in shooting %, and 15th in scoring efficiency ratio. Anze Kopitar has had a great season. He has at least one point in six out of his last seven games. Kopitar is tied for eighth in points and fifth in assists in the NHL. Dustin Brown is tied for fifth in the league with 13 goals on the season.

Goaltending and defense have been struggling recently for LA. They have given up three goals or more in six out of the last eight games. The Kings rank 12th in goals against per game, 24th in shots against per game, and ninth in opponent shooting % and save %. Calvin Petersen has a record of 4-5-4 with a 2.61 GAA and a .920 SV%. Jonathan Quick has a record of 6-4-2 with a 2.87 GAA and a .899 SV%.

Avalanche on Two Game Winning Streak

Colorado has won two straight games. Their last game was a 2-0 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon each scored a goal. Philipp Grubauer was perfect in net, stopping all 18 shots faced.

Offense needs to be more consistent for the Avs. They have scored two goals in five out of the last 10 games. The team ranks 16th in goals per game, second in shots per game, 25th in shooting %, and seventh in scoring efficiency ratio. Mikko Rantanen leads the team with 27 points on the season. He is tied for fifth in the league with 13 goals on the season. Nathan MacKinnon is second on the team with 23 points. He has one point in five out of his last six games.

Defense and goaltending have been excellent for the Avalanche this season. The team ranks fifth in goals against per game, first in shots against per game, and 16th in opponent shooting % and save %. Philipp Grubauer has a 14-7-0 record with a 1.95 GAA and a .920 SV%. He is tied for first among goalies, with four shutouts on the season.

The Bottom Line
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Defense and goaltending are a big advantage for the Avs in this matchup. The team ranks fifth in goals against per game, first in shots against per game, and 16th in opponent shooting % and save %. Philipp Grubauer has a 14-7-0 record with a 1.95 GAA and a .920 SV%. He is tied for first among goalies, with four shutouts on the season. Goaltending and defense have been struggling recently for LA. They have given up three goals or more in six out of the last eight games. The Kings rank 12th in goals against per game, 24th in shots against per game, and ninth in opponent shooting % and save %. With goaltending and home ice advantage, Colorado will win this game.

Prediction:
Colorado Avalanche (-1.5)

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Offense has been mediocre for the Kings this season. They have scored two goals or less in five out of their last nine games. The team ranks 15th in goals per game, 23rd in shots per game, 12th in shooting %, and 15th in scoring efficiency ratio. Defense and goaltending have been great for the Avs. They rank fifth in goals against per game, first in shots against per game, and 16th in opponent shooting % and save %. Philipp Grubauer has a 14-7-0 record with a 1.95 GAA and a .920 SV%. He is tied for first among goalies, with four shutouts on the season. The under has hit in five out of the last six games between these two teams. The under will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Under 5.5