Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/9/21

Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/9/21 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (26-9-4) at Anaheim Ducks (12-21-7)

NHL Hockey: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +274 / Colorado Avalanche -316 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 22 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 32 assists and Nazem Kadri has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 65 goals on 803 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 11 goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 73 goals on 739 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 45 goals on 382 shots.

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The Avalanche are 23-11 in their last 34 road games and 13-3 in their last 16 overall. The Ducks are 16-35 in their last 51 home games and 17-36 in their last 53 overall. The over is 10-3 in Avalanche last 13 overall. The under is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 overall. The Avalanche are 9-20 in the last 29 meetings in Anaheim. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Anaheim.

These are two clubs heading in different directions, as the Avalanche remain one of the hotter teams in the Ducks can't score and can't win regardless of the situation. The Avalanche also haven't lost back-to-back games in over a month and have won four of the six meetings this season against the Ducks. The Avs have outscored the Ducks 13-6 in the last two contests. Give me the Avalanche and the PL for max 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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