Colorado Avalanche games have averaged 7.80 goals this season, as they are allowing goals as fast as they score them. The Kings like a fast pace too, so go Over in LA.

Colorado Avalanche games have averaged 7.80 goals this season, as they are allowing goals as fast as they are scoring them. The King like a fast pace too, so go Over in LA.

The Over is now 4-1 in Colorado Avalanche games this season thanks to a combination of good offense and suspect goaltending, and we expect more of the same when they visit the Los Angeles Kings tonight.

[articleBanner]who2beton[/articleBanner]The Avalanche are averaging a potent 4.00 goals per game, and they have scored at least four goals in four of the five games this season. So why are they just 2-3 you might ask?

Well, that is because they are surrendering 3.80 goals per game, and their suspect defensive play is just part of the problem. The more disturbing factor is that goaltender Peter Budaj has just a 82.4 percent save percentage, and Andrew Raycroft has not been much better at 87.5 percent.

Now the Kings are not adverse to a wide open style of play themselves, as the have won their last two games by scores of 6-3 and 4-3. They have actually gotten some nice goaltending from Jason LaBarbera, but their defense permits far too many shots, and that plays right into the hands of the Colorado style.

We are not usually fans of playing Over 6 in a hockey game, but the fact that Avalanche games are averaging 7.80 goals so far and the Kings like to play fast and loose make this one playable.

Free Pick: Avalanche, Kings Over 6 (-105)