Anaheim Ducks (6-12-6) at Colorado Avalanche (13-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -239 / Anaheim Ducks +211 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche meet Saturday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win here to snap a nine game losing streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 11.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with nine goals, Cam Fowler has 10 assists and Rickard Rakell has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 50 goals on 518 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 15 goals on 142 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 10 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 17 assists and Nazem Kadri has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 35 goals on 440 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed nine goals on 77 shots.
The Ducks are 23-47 in their last 70 road games and 26-53 in their last 79 overall. The Avalanche are 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 7-3 in Avalanche last 10 overall. The Ducks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks put up a fight in last nights contest but they once again ended up on the wrong side of the stick. The Ducks haven't won a game since February 11, and they've scored two or less goals in seven of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche continue to flex their muscle defensively and have played their best hockey during this winning stretch at home. I have no choice but to side with the Avs, and I'll take the PL for added betting value.