The Los Angeles Kings are placed second in the Eastern Conference Pacific Division with 82 points, level with the top-placed Vegas Golden Knights. They come into the game with a winning streak and will try to win this one as well to claim the top place in the division.
Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche are second in the Western Conference Central Division with 76 points. Having lost three of their last four games, they will be cautious coming into the contest and will look to improve their gameplay to claim victory from this game.
Kings vs. Avalanche Odds
Kings vs. Avalanche Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 9 pm EDT
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Los Angeles vs. Colorado NHL Key Stats
The Kings have scored 216 goals in 65 games this season. Adrian Kempe and Anze Kopitar have contributed with over 25 goals each and have assisted in 40 more combined. Moreover, Adrian Kempe has contributed to three goals in his last two starts, and with a similar kind of contribution coming from Kevin Fiala, the offense looks even stronger.
Meanwhile, the Kings have defensively conceded around 3.3 goals per game, but have played better recently, conceding only six in the last three. Goaltender Pheonix Copley has conceded less than three per game in his previous three starts. Additionally, they have Jonathan Quick in their ranks, which provides them an option, having made an impact in his first start already.
In comparison, the Avalanche has scored 197 goals in 62 games this season. Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon have paired well to contribute 62 goals and 81 assists this season. However, both have not played well in the last few games, resulting in difficulties for the team. Artturi Lehkonen has three contributions in his last two starts but they need to play better as a unit in the upcoming game.
Though their defense has allowed around 2.7 goals per game this season, it has conceded more than four goals in the last four games. The contribution from the goaltenders has been inconsistent lately and even Alexandar Georgiev has struggled to keep the deficit low. The team will have to find the right combination to have consistent returns in the upcoming game.
Kings vs. Avalanche Betting Prediction
The game is between the two top teams in the league, and it’s likely to stay fiery. The Kings are 4-0 in their last four overall and have won all five of their past five against teams that have scored more than five goals in the previous game. Plus, they are 6-2 in their last eight games following a win and have scored more than three goals in their previous three outings.
On the other hand, the Avalanche are 19-7 in their last 26 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation and are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on a day’s rest. Also, the Avalanche have won five in six meetings against the Kings at home and can benefit from it. But the Avalanche have lost three of their last four games and needs to be on their toes in the upcoming game.
With both teams cutting each other’s advantages in this game, we can expect it to be a close encounter. With a better run in recent times, the Kings have everything at their peril, and we can expect them to do well to cover the spread in this game.