Avalanche vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 4/9/23

Anaheim Ducks (23-45-10) vs Colorado Avalanche (47-24-6)

Game Info: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 8:30 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +250 / Colorado Avalanche -333 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks face off on Sunday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. When these two teams faced off on March 27th it was the Avalanche that secured the 5-1 victory. 

Avalanche Betting Preview

The Avalanche sit with a 47-24-6 record overall and they have gone 26-11-1 away from home. On Thursday against the San Jose Sharks the offense scored six runs and that was enough to secure the four goal victory. Mikko Rantanen had a strong game finishing with two goals and an assist. The Avalanche also faced off against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. The Avs are averaging 3.23 goals per game while their defense is giving up 2.71 goals per game. The offense is ranked 13th while the defense is ranked 8th. 

Ducks Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Ducks who sit with a 23-45-10 record overall and they have gone 12-23-3 at home. On Wednesday the Ducks faced off against the Edmonton Oilers, and they were defeated 3-1. The Ducks also faced off against the Coyotes on Saturday. The Ducks are averaging 2.47 goals per game while their defense is giving up 4.06 goals per game. The offense is ranked 31st in the NHL while the defense is ranked 32nd. Trevor Zegras has scored 22 goals and added 38 assists. 

Avalanche vs Ducks Trends

Over is 4-0 in Avalanche last 4 overall. Over is 4-0 in Avalanche last 4 vs. Western Conference. Under is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 home games. Under is 9-2-1 in Avalanche last 12 Sunday games. Over is 4-1-1 in Avalanche last 6 road games. Under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 vs. Western Conference.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Ducks offense has been awful all season and it’s going to get even worse in this game on the second night of a back to back. The Ducks are averaging only 2.47 goals and they are going to struggle to get to even two goals here. The Avalanche will run up the score, and Colorado will win this game on the puck line.

Shane’s Pick Avalanche -1.5

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