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Ducks vs Avalanche Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Colorado Looking Like Champ

Avalanche Riding Six-Game Winning Streak

The Anaheim Ducks were able to get their second win in the last three games by taking down the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. However, both of those victories came against teams with an equal number of wins as Anaheim.

Now they’ll test their mettle against the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. They have had an up-and-down season but have won six straight games after beating the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

Ducks vs Avalanche Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Ducks vs Avalanche Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

The Avs are a huge favorite on the NHL betting odds but are they worth a wager?

Let’s check the latest NHL news, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Ducks vs Avalanche. We’ve got plenty of NHL picks for you to consider.

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Ducks Can’t Clean Up Goaltending

The Ducks are currently ranked dead last when it comes to goaltending and that figures to be a problem as the Stanley Cup champs come to town.

The Ducks allow an average of 4.15 goals per game this season, which is significantly more than the second-worst team. The Vancouver Canucks are second-last in the category but are only at 3.96.

It’s likely we see John Gibson on the net again here. Gibson is 8-20-4 with 4.11 goals against average (GAA) and a .895 save percentage. He’s tied for 40th in team record, 52nd in GAA and tied for 40th in save percentage.

If you bet online, you’d love to see him on the net if you’re backing Colorado.

Colorado Ripping Off Wins

The Avalanche have been good but not great this season. Lately, though, they’ve kicked it up a notch as they’ve won six straight.

Both their scoring and defense picked up during this stretch, scoring over four goals in four of these games. They’ve also allowed less than two goals in all but one of those six contests.

Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon have each been massive contributors to their offensive production. Rantanen has 58 points, while MacKinnon is right behind at 52 despite playing in 11 fewer games. They’ll be important in getting a seventh straight win.

Ducks vs Avalanche Game Injuries

Ducks vs Avalanche Head-to-Head

It’s been over a year since the Ducks and Avalanche last played, with the Avs winning 2-0.

Ducks vs Avalanche Game Information

  • Game: Ducks (14-29-5) Avalanche (26-17-3)
  • Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Jan. 26, 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Ducks vs Avalanche Live stream: NHL.TV

Ducks vs Avalanche Betting Lines

Ducks vs Avalanche Picks and Prediction

This currently looks like a complete mismatch in the sportsbook. The Ducks have won two out of three but mostly against bad teams. The Avalanche have been on a tear and are the defending champs.

The Ducks give up the most goals per game in the league, while the Avalanche have scored at least four in four of their last six games. It’s a ton of juice to lay, but the Avs are the choice for your NHL picks. Consider the puck line to knock down some of the price.

Colorado is listed at -400 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Avalanche, you have a chance to win $25. Anaheim is +320, offering a chance to win $320 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Avalanche an 80.00% chance to win, with the Ducks at 23.81%.

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