Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche - 3/29/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche - 3/29/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (21-8-4) vs Anaheim Ducks (11-19-6)

Game Info: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -302 / Anaheim Ducks +263 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Monday night.

The Anaheim Ducks will look to build on their back-to-back wins over the St. Louis Blues following a 3-2 win last time out. Rickard Rakell leads the Ducks in scoring with 22 points including a team-high 15 assists while Max Comtois has 20 points split between a team-high 10 goals and 10 assists. Adam Henrique has 10 goals as well as part of his 16 points this season while Ryan Getzlaf and Cam Fowler each have 3 goals and 12 assists for their 15 points respectively this season. As a team, Anaheim is averaging 2.2 goals on 27.5 shots with an 11.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.3 goals on 29.3 shots with a 76% kill rate on the PK this season.

The Colorado Avalanche will try to rebound from their 3-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights last time out. Mikko Rantanen leads the Avs in scoring with 39 points including a team-high 19 goals and 20 assists while Nathan MacKinnon has 36 points with 10 goals and a team-high 26 assists. Gabriel Landeskog has 29 points with 11 goals and 18 assists while Sam Girard has 26 points with 21 assists. Nazem Kadri and Joonas Donskoi each have double-digit tallies in goals and assists this season as well for Colorado. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3.5 goals on 35.2 shots with a 23.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.2 goals on 25 shots against with an 87.5% success rate killing off penalties.

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Anaheim is 1-8 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 17-36 in their last 53 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Colorado is 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 8-2 in their last 10 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Colorado.

I get why Colorado is favored here, as the Avs have had the bulk of the success side-by-side against Anaheim this season. However, the Ducks have found a recent run of success out of nowhere, and to no one’s surprise, it’s come on the road where the Ducks seem to play their best and battle the hardest. I’ll take my chances with Anaheim on the ML here.

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Chris’s Pick Anaheim +263

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