Anaheim Ducks (10-6-3) vs. Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1)
November 24, 2021 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -228 / Anaheim Ducks +189; Over/Under: 5.5
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The Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Ball Arena. The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche look to build on their five-game winning streak.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 18 assists and Adam Henrique has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 36 goals on 478 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 12 goals on 137 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cale Makar leads Colorado with 7 goals, Nazem Kadri has 17 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 36 goals on 383 shots faced, and Jonas Johansson has allowed 8 goals on 75 shots.
The Ducks are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 8-2 in their last 10 overall. The Avalanche are 40-13 in their last 53 games as a favorite and 37-14 in their last 51 home games. The under is 7-2 in Ducks last 9 overall. The over is 18-7-2 in Avalanche last 27 overall. The Ducks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche are obviously the better team here, and playing at home makes them even tougher. However, at some point we need to give the Ducks their credit and continue to find value in them in these big underdog spots. The Avs should win, but the value is with the Ducks and the big plus money.