Bet Jamaica NHL Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings

by Dirty on March 22, 2010

The Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Kings listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Avalanche, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

The Avalanche lost to Anaheim 5-2 as a +105 underdog on Sunday. The seven goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (5.5).

Ruslan Salei had a goal and an assist for Colorado and Darcy Tucker also scored in the loss.

Brad Richardson’s first period goal stood up as the winner for Los Angeles, as the Kings defeated the Islanders 1-0 on Saturday. The Kings won the game as -240 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shots to record the shutout.

Current streak:
Colorado has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Colorado: 40-25-6
Los Angeles: 41-24-5

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-7-1
After playing Anaheim are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing NY Islanders are 4-4-1
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Colorado’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles’s last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Los Angeles’s last 12 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles’s last 7 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Colorado, Wednesday, March 24

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