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Hockey Matchup - Anaheim Ducks Colorado Avalanche Odds Preview

Colorado AvalancheAnaheim Ducks
Dec 31, 8:00 PM | Honda Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks Odds

20-18-1TEAM RECORD10-20-6

The Ducks get a visit from the Colorado Avalanche in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Ducks are 10-20-6 so far on the season. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 20-18-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 16-18-2 and the Avalanche go 16-20-3 on the totals.

View Colorado vs Anaheim Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Ducks as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Ducks, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 28-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 16.9% rate while the Avalanche have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-2 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Colorado at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Anaheim lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Canucks on December 29. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 6-4
After playing Vancouver are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Avalanche at Ducks trends to consider:
Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Anaheim is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Anaheim's last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Anaheim's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Los Angeles, Monday, January 2
Anaheim home to San Jose, Wednesday, January 4

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