Anaheim Ducks (8-15-6) at Colorado Avalanche (16-8-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -269 / Anaheim Ducks +238 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 12.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with nine goals, Rickard Rakell has 13 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 68 goals on 639 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 23 goals on 211 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 13 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 17 assists and Nazem Kadri has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 42 goals on 542 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 14 goals on 104 shots.
The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 28-57 in their last 85 overall. The Avalanche are 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Avalanche last 4 overall. The Ducks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 33-16 in the last 49 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks aren't a team I back often and it's tough to make a case for them in this spot given their current form. The Ducks can't score with any consistency and they've won just two games in the last month. There's no doubt the Colorado Avalanche are the better team and should cruise in this spot. However, the Ducks have won two of the four meetings against the Avs this season and they've had the upper hand over them over the years. If you factor history into your bets, you can talk yourself into the Ducks and the big plus money. I'll take a shot.