Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/29/21

Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/29/21 Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (10-19-6) at Colorado Avalanche (21-8-4)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -302 / Anaheim Ducks +263 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 10 goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 69 goals on 673 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 40 goals on 334 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 19 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 26 assists and Nazem Kadri has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 48 goals on 686 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

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The Ducks are 25-51 in their last 76 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games. The Avalanche are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 8-2 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Avalanche last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado.

The Anaheim Ducks have put together a couple of nice wins and have won two of the five meetings against the Avs this season, but they're on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime. The Colorado Avalanche are also one of the hotter teams in the league right now and have played their best hockey on their home ice. I don't have confidence in the Ducks on the road and I certainly don't trust them on the end of back to backs. I'll side with the Avs here, and I'll take the PL for added betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -1.5

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

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