Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks - 11/2/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (9-3-0) at Colorado Avalanche (3-4-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +120 / Anaheim Ducks -132 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ducks look to extend their lead on the rest of the NHL when they head into Denver on Sunday to take on the Avalanche.
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The Ducks are off to a red hot start and will look to keep things moving on the road against the Avs on Sunday as they look to be the first team to secure their 10th win of the season. Anaheim has a roster filled with talent and in the offseason they made a move to go out and acquire Ryan Kesler for youngsters Nick Bonino and Luca Sbisa which should shine through not only during thr regular season but in the playoffs. Anaheim has a nice young tandem of Frederik Andersen and John Gibson in goal leaving Jonas Hiller on the outside looking in resulting in his departure to Calgary and of the two we are likely to see Gibson getting the call here against Semyon Varlamov.
The Avalanche are off to a pretty disappointing start to the season as they sit in the bottom of the Central division but there is still plenty of time for this team to turn things around. The Avalanche enjoyed a crazy turnaround a season ago under the direction of new head coach Patrick Roy and while many anticipated a regression they just haven't looked like the same team we saw finish third in the league standings a season ago and a lot of that has to do with losing Paul Stastny to the Blues. Colorado are still a good team but they get caught in a bad spot here despite being at home as the Ducks are rolling and I think they continue that trend here tonight in what should be a close game that ultimately favours Anaheim in the end.