Ducks battle with Avalanche in Colorado
The Anaheim Ducks have already lost once to the Colorado Avalanche this season as those teams meet again on the NHL betting lines at the online sportsbooks on Friday night.
Colorado got past Anaheim by a score of 6-1 as a -120 home favorite on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the year on October 2.
Overall the Ducks and Avalanche have split their last 10 meetings 5-5, with the OVER/UNDER going 5-4-1.
Colorado battles the Ducks, currently with a 43-16-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 33-31-2 for the Avalanche and 34-29-3 for the Ducks.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Avalanche rated this week at No. 11 and the Ducks sitting at No. 10.
Colorado won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on March 12. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.06 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 20% while the Ducks defense kills off 82.59% of their penalties.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 15th
Colorado at Ottawa, Sunday, March 16th