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Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche Odds, Picks and Prediction

The NHL schedule today is loaded with games, and that includes a battle between the Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks in Colorado. This game does look like a mismatch on paper, but things can always play out a bit differently on the ice. 

You can’t simply look at the NHL standings when looking to bet on the NHL game, but that is a decent place to start. If you are going to make some Ducks vs Avalanche picks, then there is plenty of research that you need to look into. 

Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche Odds

Before you really start to look into making Ducks vs Avalanche picks, you are going to have to take a close look at the NHL odds. As you would expect, the Avalanche are pretty big favorites in this game, and the over/under odds are interesting as well. 

The Colorado Avalanche moneyline odds are set at -425, and they are also the puck line favorites. You can bet on the Avalanche at -1.5 with odds set at +145. 

Anaheim has moneyline odds set at +320, and that makes sense when looking at the Anaheim Ducks stats for the season. You can get the Ducks at +1.5, with odds being offered at +125. 

The over/under is set at 6.5 total goals, and you won’t see many other NHL matchups with an over/under at that number. 

Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche Information

Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche

Location of the game: Ball Arena. Denver, CO.

Date: Thursday, January 26. 8:00 PM CT.

How to watch: NHLPP | ESPN+

Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche schedule has been favorable over the last few weeks, and that is why they have picked up a ton of wins. The overall NHL stats can also help when making Ducks vs Avalanche picks, and everything looks great for the home team. 

Colorado does have a ton of players on the NHL injury report, but they still have more talent on their roster than the Ducks. The Avalanche are scoring just 3.04 goals per game this season, but they are holding opponents to just 2.70 goals against. 

Getting defensive stops has been a real challenge for the Ducks this season, as they are allowing over 4.1 goals per game. Anaheim is also a team that can’t seem to find any offense, as they are scoring 2.40 goals per game. 

Mikko Rantanen of the Avalanche is going to be the best player on the ice for Colorado, and he leads the team with 32 goals and 58 total points. Colorado has the ability to score goals in a hurry, and they will be looking to keep the pressure on against the Ducks. 

Trevor Zegras has really started coming on of late for the Ducks, and he now leads the team with 41 total points. Anaheim just doesn’t have enough talent to expect to win NHL games on the road against good teams.

Projected Starters

You also need to look at the projected starting goaltenders when making NHL picks, and there could be a mismatch in the blue paint in this game. Anaheim can’t seem to find a consistent netminder, while Colorado has a player that has turned into a star. 

Veteran John Gibson has been getting the most starts for the Ducks this season, but he hasn’t exactly been playing well. Gibson has gone just 8-20-4 in the blue paint, and he is facing an explosive offense in this game.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Prediction

Now that you have taken a closer look at NHL player stats and how each team has been playing of late, it’s time to begin to make your betting picks. You don’t want to look at the moneyline in this game, as there just won’t be a ton of value in betting on the Avalanche. 

The best bet to make is to take the Avalanche at -1.5, as they are going to win this game by at least two goals. You should also look at betting the over in this game, even though the Ducks aren’t going to do much scoring. 

When making NHL picks today, bet the Avalanche at -1.5 (+145) and also bet on the over 6.5 total goals.

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