Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 07, 2021

With four of their final five games coming against the Kings, the Avalanche have a great opportunity to take top spot in the division if they can reel out some wins. 

Colorado
39-13-3-1
AT
May 07, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Staples Center
Los Angeles
21-28-6-1
Puckline -1.5 -105
Moneyline -246
Over / Under o +5.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

Puckline +1.5 -115
Moneyline +204
Over / Under u +5.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

Already with a playoff spot in the West Division clinched, the Colorado Avalanche will be looking to gain ground in the standings and climb closer to first place as they head to L.A. to face the Kings on Friday.  The Avs sit four points back of Vegas for top spot in the division, while L.A. is all but eliminated.

Colorado is a -280 road favourite to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.0.

Avalanche vs. Kings Betting Analysis

These teams are about to see a lot more of each other as four of each of their final five games will add to this season series.  The Avalanche hold a 3-1 edge in the series up to this point and it’s worth noting, the Under has hit in all three of those wins.

Colorado hasn’t looked the same since their return from a three-game COVID hiatus as they’ve dropped four of their last five games on the road.  They haven’t been a great cover option this year, going 21-30 against the spread and covering in just eight of 25 road games.  The total has gone Under in five of the Avs’ last seven games in L.A.

It’s been a tough season for the Kings overall, although they’ve managed to win four of their last six games.  They’re 28-23 ATS and they’ve covered in 14 of 25 home games.  The total has gone Under in five of L.A.’s last seven games overall.

Colorado Avalanche

Shark Week came a little early for the Avs this year, as they met San Jose four times last week.  After winning the first three games, Colorado blew the series sweep with a 3-2 loss on Wednesday.  With four of their final five games coming against the Kings and one more matchup still to play against Vegas, the Avalanche have a great opportunity to take top spot in the division if they can reel out some wins.

Tyson Jost‘s fourth goal of the year and Andre Burakovsky‘s 17th, were the only markers for Colorado on Wednesday.  Philipp Grubauer stopped 30 of 33 shots against the Sharks and he looks sharp heading into the playoffs.  Grubauer’s 2.02 goals-against average and .920 save percentage both rank in the top-10 among goalies with at least 10 games played, while his six shutouts on the year only trails former Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov by one, for the league-lead.  The German netminder is 3-0 against L.A. this year with a 1.00 GAA.

Los Angeles Kings

L.A. is coming into this game eight points back of the final playoff spot in the West and they’ll essentially have to win-out to have any shot at the post season.  The Kings did manage to sweep a two-game road set in Arizona last week, but it was their first back-to-back wins since February 22 and 24.  There was a little bit of history made in L.A.’s 4-2 win on Wednesday.  Anze Kopitar‘s assist on Sean Walker‘s empty-net goal, was the 1,000th point of his career.  Kopitar is now just the 31st player in NHL history to record 1,000 points and play 1,000 games with a single franchise.

With Jonathan Quick listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Calvin Petersen got the start on Wednesday.  Petersen stopped 28 shots to improve his record on the year to 9-15-4 with a 2.80 GAA and .915 SV.  It doesn’t look like Quick will be back in action on Friday, so Petersen should get the nod again.  In three games against the Avs this year, Petersen is 0-3 with a 2.37 GAA.

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