Ducks vs Avalanche Prediction - NHL Picks 12/5/23

Colorado Avalanche (15-7-2) vs Anaheim Ducks (10-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -286 / Anaheim Ducks +220 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Ball Arena. These two teams faced off on Saturday with the Ducks securing the 4-3 victory.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche prediction.

Ducks Finally Pick Up Another Win

The Ducks had been struggling but they finally had figured it out and picked up a win in the last game. The Ducks scored three goals and then scored one goal in the shootout which was enough for the win. In that game they fell behind 3-1 in the first period, before fighting their way back. The Ducks are averaging 2.75 goals while their defense is giving up 3.5 goals per game. Frank Vatrano has scored 14 goals and added 9 assists. 

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Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Adam Henrique has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances against the Avalanche.
  • Adam Henrique has recorded a point in each of his last four appearances against the Avalanche.
  • Leo Carlsson has recorded an assist in each of his last three appearances in night games.
  • Adam Henrique has recorded two points against the Avalanche this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Avs Are Having Issues

The Avalanche have lost three games in a row and in the last game against the Los Angeles Kings they were defeated 4-1. Josh Manson scored a goal but it wasn’t enough. The Avalanche on the season are averaging 3.58 goals while their defense is giving up 2.92 goals per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league and they are going to need to try to get the offense going here. Cale Maker has scored seven goals and added 27 assists so far this season.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Valeri Nichushkin has scored at least one goal in four of his last five home appearances against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Cale Makar has recorded at least one point in each of the Avalanche's last nine home games.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded at least one assist in each of the Avalanche's last nine home games.
  • Valeri Nichushkin is the only player in the league to have scored a goal in six consecutive appearances this season.

Ducks vs Avs Betting Prediction

The Ducks are averaging only 2.75 goals per game and they are going to struggle to score again in this game. The Avalanche scored only one goal in the last game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Both of these offenses are going to really struggle to get anything going here and that is going to be the difference here. Back the under to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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