Moneyline favors Avalanche in battle with Ducks
Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds
The Colorado Avalanche will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Anaheim Ducks invade Pepsi Center on Monday.
The Avalanche sport records of 36-30-4 heading into this matchup, while the Ducks sit at 29-30-10 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-36-8 for the Avalanche and 26-41-2 for the Ducks.
Sportsbooks had set the Avalanche as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 21-rated Ducks taking on the No. 11-rated Avalanche in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 18.4% rate while the Ducks have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.
The Ducks were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -153 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Edmonton are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Ducks at Avalanche trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Anaheim's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Anaheim's last 14 games
Anaheim is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Anaheim is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against Anaheim
Colorado is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Colorado is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing Anaheim
Anaheim home to Detroit, Wednesday, March 14
Colorado at Buffalo, Wednesday, March 14