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NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 12/5/2023

The Anaheim Ducks (10-14-0) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (15-8-2) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ALT. The Ducks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche

The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win

In their 24 games, the Ducks have a 10-14-0 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 5-9-0 record, and their record on the road is 5-5-0. This record has them sitting 6th in the Western Pacific division and 13th in the Western conference. Anaheim has four wins by more than one goals and dropped nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 14-10 this season.

In their last game, the Ducks were the hosts against the Avalanche, and they came away with a 4-3 win. Looking at the Ducks offense vs. the Avalanche, they managed to score one goal in the opening period and two times in the second period. Out of Anaheim’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 37 shots on goal and had 20 giveaways.

Going into the game, Anaheim was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Avalanche currently hold an overall record of 15-8-2. When playing on the road, Colorado has a 7-5-2 record, while they are 8-2-0 at home. In the Western Central division, they are currently 1st, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 3rd. Colorado’s average scoring margin this season is +.7, leading to an overall puck line record of 13-11. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +1.9, while on the road, it is -0.2.

After suffering a 4-1 loss on the road to the Kings, the Avalanche are looking to bounce back today. On offense, the Avalanche scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. For the game, Colorado’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 21 shots on goal vs. Los Angeles.

Colorado entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 27th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. Anaheim’s offense is currently ranked 14th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the league.

The Ducks’ come into the game with an over/under record of 12-12-0. Over the course of last season, they had 39 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.7 per game.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 3rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 10th in the league. Colorado’s offense is currently ranked 9th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the league.

So far, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 13-10-1. Coming into the game, they have played 13 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.6 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 20th in takeaways and an average of 6.4 takeaways per contest. They hold 12th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.3 goals given up per game.

Colorado Team Defense

Colorado defense takes on the Ducks ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29 shots per game against Colorado. They alsso are 17th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Ducks vs Avalanche Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Avalanche offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Colorado posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 0-5 ATS.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Avalanche have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Ducks have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Ducks vs Avalanche Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Avalanche is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -310, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Ducks to cover. Even if the Avalanche manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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