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Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks (22-13-8) at Colorado Avalanche (13-25-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche +133 / Anaheim Ducks -167 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks visit the Pepsi Center for an NHL hockey bout with the Colorado Avalanche.

The Anaheim Ducks have been playing well and that trend continued Tuesday in a 2-0 victory versus the visiting Dallas Stars. The Ducks can thank their defense and goalie John Gibson who were airtight with Gibson brushing aside a 34 shot effort from Dallas to log his third shutout of the season and lift his team to five wins in seven contests. Anaheim didn’t have much offense and didn’t need it with Jakob Silfverberg scoring with the man advantage and assisting  on Andre Cogliano’s third period tally to keep the Ducks tied for the Pacific lead. Meanwhile, the Stars are heading in the wrong direction with losses in  

Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Home ice has not always been kind to the Colorado Avalanche where they had dropped ten of eleven before securing a 2-1, overtime victory over the New York Islanders in front of a  loud crowd at the Pepsi Center. Nathan MacKinnon scored with only 17 seconds left in the extra session while adding a helper on Gabriel Landeskog’s regulation tally to make a winner of Calvin Pickard and his monster 35 saves. The Islanders looked rusty having not played since New Year’s Eve with their lone goal coming off the stick of Johnny Boychuk while Thomas Greiss absorbed the loss despite a 37 save performance.

The under is 3-0-1 in Ducks last 4 games following a win and the over is 2-0-2 in Ducks last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 3-0-2 in Ducks last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Avalanche are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Pacific and the over is 6-0 in Avalanche last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 3-0-1 in Avalanche last 4 Thursday games. The Ducks are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Colorado and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings while the Ducks are 23-10 in the last 33 meetings.

Anaheim and the under are favored by the trends but we need to see goalie confirmation…

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