Avalanche vs. Kings Saturday Pick
The Avalanche and Kings have been cashing unders consistently for bettors of late and with the total sitting at 6, is the under a good play tonight when they meet in Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. ET?
051 Colorado Avalanche (-150) at 052 Los Angeles Kings (+130); o/u 6.5
10:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Avalanche to win on the money line.
Colorado Avalanche Fantasy Spin
Pavel Francouz stopped all 26 shots that he faced in a 1-0 win over the Ducks on Friday night, earning his first NHL shutout. Francouz was perfect throughout the night, especially in the final period when the Avs were outshot 11-5 by the Ducks as they attempted to tie the score. THe Czech goaltender however had other plans and recorded his first NHL career shutout. He carries a 15-5-3 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and .926 save percentage into next game.
Los Angeles Kings Fantasy Spin
Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 29 shots during a 5-4 win against the Panthers on Thursday night. The 34-year old was beat twice by Aleksander Barkov in the opening period before allowing a powerplay goal in each of the two remaining periods. It was an otherwise decent performance by Quick who has now won back-to-back starts. The 13-year netminder will head into his next start with a 13-22-3 record, a 3.02 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage.
The Avalanche are a perfect 5-0 in their last five road games but have struggled in this series. They’re just 2-7 in their last nine games versus the Kings and have lost six of their last eight games at Staples Center.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings are 2-5 in their last seven home games and have dropped 14 of their last 19 games overall.
The under is 13-6-8 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams and is 8-2-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams at Staples Center. The under is also 8-1 in the Avalanche’s last nine games overall, is a perfect 4-0 in their last four road games and has cashed eight straight times when they’re favored like they are tonight. The under is also 6-1 in the Kings’ last seven games against Central Division opponents, is 9-3 in their last 12 games versus Western Conference foes and is a perfect 8-0 in their last eight games on Saturday.
Saturday NHL Prediction: Avalanche/Kings UNDER 6