The Colorado Avalanche are back at home tonight to battle with the Anaheim Ducks.
Let’s take a look at this a Western Division clash from a betting perspective in our Ducks vs. Avalanche betting preview with odds, picks and player prop predictions.
Ducks vs. Avalanche Betting Pick
The Colorado Avalanche ended their road trip in San Jose with a 4-0 win over the Sharks on Wednesday. Forward Mikko Rantanen scored a pair of goals and goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves to record his third shutout of the season.
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Now the Avs return home to play an Anaheim squad that has lost eight consecutive games. The Ducks did split a pair of meetings at home against Colorado back in late January, but this team is not in good form defensively, despite having one of the best goalies in the league in John Gibson.
Anaheim has allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 contests, all of which ended in losses.
Ducks vs. Avalanche Odds
Here are the lines for Ducks vs. Avalanche at DraftKings:
Spread: Ducks (+1.5 -120); Avalanche (-1.5 -100)
Moneyline: Ducks (+220); Avalanche (-265)
Over/Under: Over 5.5 (-106)/Under 5.5 (-115)
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Bets We Like With a Ducks Win
Trevor Zegras to Score a Goal Anytime (+510 DraftKings)
The highly-touted rookie nearly had his first goal in dramatic fashion two games ago, almost executing the “Lacrosse” goal from behind the net against St. Louis, before goalie Ville Husso made a solid blocker save.
This team has played with more speed and open ice since he was called up from San Diego two weeks ago. Look for him to finally crack the scoresheet tonight with his first career goal.
Bets We Like With an Avalanche Win
Nathan MacKinnon to Score a Goal Anytime (+125, DraftKings)
Colorado’s top point leader picked up an assist on Wednesday night, giving him at least one point in each of the last four contests he’s played. MacKinnon has nine goals and nine assists in 20 career games versus Anaheim.
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Bets We Like Independent of the Outcome
Full Game OVER 5.5 Goals (-106, DraftKings)
The Anaheim Ducks have been involved in some track meets as of late, thanks to their dwindling defensive play. The Ducks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 overall, and now facing a Colorado team that is looking to get back to their quick-paced offensive ways after a rough patch.
I like this game to go over the total of 5.5 goals tonight.
Ducks vs. Avalanche Prediction
Colorado needs to reset and refocus after a rough week and a half of play, and this Anaheim team is a perfect squad to get back into the win column against. Avalanche win this game by a 5-2 final.
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