Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks - 10/13/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (2-1-1) at Colorado Avalanche (3-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +113 / Anaheim Ducks -141 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, ALT
The Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche meet Friday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The Anaheim Ducks look to build on their 2-1-1 record when they take to the road for the first time this season. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Andrew Cogliano leads Anaheim with two goals, Josh Manson has three assists and Rickard Rakell has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 11 goals on 137 shots faced. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 regular season games. Nick Ritchie is questionable with a lower-body injury.
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The Colorado Avalanche look for another impressive victory to build on their solid 3-1-0 start to the season. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 11.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Nail Yakupov leads Colorado with three goals, Nathan MacKinnon has four assists and Tyson Barrie has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up five goals on 91 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed four goals on 39 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 15 games.
The Ducks are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 22-9 in their last 31 vs. a team with a winning record. The Avalanche are 17-35 in their last 52 home games, 13-40 in their last 53 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-52 in their last 68 overall. The Ducks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 26-10 in the last 36 meetings.
I know the Colorado Avalanche have defensive issues dating back to last season and haven't been used to winning games lately, but they're getting the job done out of the gate and have to be a confident bunch after their recent performances. The Ducks are going on the road for the first time this season and still remain one of the more banged up teams in the league. There's value with the plus money here if you're looking for an underdog on Friday's card.