Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/24/21

Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/24/21 Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (3-2) at Anaheim Ducks (1-2-2)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +160 / Colorado Avalanche -200 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win to build on their 3-2 record. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with four goals, Nathan MacKinnon has five assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed eight goals on 116 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed three goals on 26 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win here to rebound from a 1-2-2 record. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.6 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with three goals, Carter Rowney has three assists and Rickard Rakell has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up nine goals on 127 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up three goals on 32 shots.

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The Avalanche are 16-5 in their last 21 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games. The Ducks are 3-10 in their last 13 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 11-4 in Avalanche last 15 overall. The under is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 overall. The Avalanche are 9-19 in the last 28 meetings in Anaheim and 15-31 in the last 46 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche have been the better team this season, have the better roster and just beat the Ducks a couple days ago. However, the Ducks did take the Avs to overtime in the first meeting and have had a ton of success against the Avalanche overall, which includes wins in five of the last eight meetings. The Ducks aren't a good team, but they can be sneaky at times and cash in the underdog role. Based on how competitive the first meeting was and being at home, I'll take a stab with the Ducks and the big plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Anaheim Ducks +160

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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