Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks - 10/26/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (6-5) at Colorado Avalanche (8-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche meet Saturday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The Anaheim Ducks could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on four percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with five goals, Hampus Lindholm has six assists and Adam Henrique has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 19 goals on 262 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed five goals on 62 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in nine of their first 11 games.
The Colorado Avalanche look for another victory to build on their impressive 8-1-1 start to the season. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with five goals, Cale Makar has eight assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 20 goals on 235 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed four goals on 82 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in nine of their first 10 games.
The Ducks are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 8-20 in their last 28 games as a road underdog and 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Avalanche are 14-2 in their last 16 games as a home favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 19-7 in their last 26 home games. The over is 6-2 in Ducks last 8 games as an underdog. The under is 7-2-1 in Avalanche last 10 Saturday games. The favorite is 29-13 in the last 42 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Colorado Avalanche, and they're catching the rest advantage in this contest. However, I'm not trying to step in front of the Colorado Avalanche in their current form, as they have everything working for them at both ends and remain one of the most impressive offensive teams up to this point. The Colorado Avalanche have also dominated in the home favorite role dating back to last season. I'm riding on the Avalanche hype train until the tickets stop cashing.