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Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings Online Hockey Betting Breakdown

Posted by: Mike Davis

The end of the 2018 online hockey betting season is in sight. This means bettors have to make the best of the little time that’s left. And there’s no better way to carpe diem than to bet on tonight’s Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout tonight’s teaser sports betting odds are predicting before looking over the best bets to make.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings – Monday, April 2nd

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

Online Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Avalanche +1½ (-165) 5½ (+110) +175
Kings -1½ (+145) 5½ (-130) -210
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Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche swoop in to this Monday night pairing flashing a 42-28-9 record that ranks them as the 4th best team in the Central Division. Despite having 93-points on the season, Colorado is still having a hard time measuring up in the Central Division. Right now the franchise is 20-points behind the division-leading Nashville Predators. On the other hand, the Avalanche is just 3-points away from tying with the Minnesota Wild in the division’s No. 3 seed. Having said that, it’s pretty clear that the Avalanche will be making this year’s playoffs. Be it off a top-3 draw or even a Wild Card berth. It’s not a guarantee however and Colorado will have to pull their weight in the coming days.

Players to Watch: Nathan MacKinnon (38 G, 56 A, 94 PTS), Mikko Rantanen (28 G, 54 A, 82 PTS), and Gabriel Landeskog (24 G, 35 A, 59 PTS).

Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings march into this evening’s pairing with a 43-28-8 record. That grants them 94-points on the season, which ranks them 4th overall in the Pacific Division. At the current moment, Los Angeles is 13-points away from tying with the Golden Knights at the top of the division. At the same time, the Kings are 1-point shy from tying with the 3rd-seeded Anaheim Ducks. The Kings stand a shot at making this year’s playoffs but will want to make some separation in the Wild Card race. By the looks of it, online sportsbooks think they’ll get started on that separation this evening.

 Players to Watch: Anze Kopitar (35 G, 55 A, 90 PTS), Drew Doughty (10 G, 48 A, 58 PTS), and Dustin Brown (23 G, 33 A, 56 PTS).

Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Colorado is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Games
  • Colorado is 2-4 SU in their last 6 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 Games
  • Los Angeles is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Games
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in their last 5 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 5 Home Games
Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings Picks

So, which way should online hockey betting players wage in tonight’s Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup? Depending on which way you’re leaning, there’s plenty of value in taking the money line this evening. If you think the Avalanche can pull off the upset, taking them straight up can be quite lucrative. There isn’t as much value in taking Los Angeles straight up. On that note, if you think the Kings will come out on top, stick to the spread or totals line this evening. Sign up now to make this Monday night prediction!

Score Prediction: 2-1 Los Angeles. The Kings use their superior defense to seal the deal. Los Angeles will fail to cover the spread and the TOTAL will be UNDER this evening.

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