Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Avalanche vs Ducks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Colorado Avalanche taking on the Anaheim Ducks Friday October 16th at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Colorado Avalanche (1-2-0) vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-3-0)
Date: Friday October 16th
Time:10:00 PM EST
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Anaheim -190
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Anaheim -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Two teams who aren’t even close to being satisfied with their starts to the season meet up Friday night when the Colorado Avalanche take on the Anaheim Ducks.
Colorado comes in off a 6-2 lopsided loss to Boston last time out.
The Ducks walked off the ice last game with boo birds raining down on them as they were shut out 4-0 to Arizona at home and remain winless.
Head coach Patrick Roy made it simple as he stated, “we can’t play like this.” That’s simple, yet exactly to the point.
Colorado fell down 5-0 to Boston and eventually fell 6-2 in what was an abysmal defensive performance. Colorado has allowed nearly 5 goals per game to start the season.
Offensively though, the Avs do have a lot to build off of. Colorado has scored 12 goals on the year and are being led by Gabriel Landeskog.
Landeskog has 4 of the 12 goals scored and has scored in every game. Not to be outdone, John Mitchell also has 3 goals on the season and has scored 1 in every game.
G Reto Berra will get the start this time around as he replaced starter,Semyon Varlamov, who allowed 5 goals on 19 shots against Boston.
It’s early to hit the panic button, especially just 3 games in. But the mood of the Anaheim Ducks is certainly not a good win as they remain winless to start the season.
The Ducks had one of their poorest performances in quite some time as they dropped a 4-0 decision to Arizona that was one of their most sluggish and sloppiest performances.
The Ducks have scored just 1 goal on the season and are 0 for 6 on the power play. Head coach Bruce Boudreau has tried everything from mixing up lines to putting lines back together, but nothing has been able to spark the offense of Anaheim.
Anaheim won has won 4 of the last 5 meetings including two that have gone to overtime.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Avalanche are 11-3 in their last 14 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
- Avalanche are 35-16 in their last 51 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Avalanche are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
- Ducks are 10-4 in their last 14 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games.
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The Ducks have to take those boo birds from last game to heart. Getting booed off the ice this early in the season has to raise some anger and get the Ducks fired up here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Anaheim ML
Anaheim plays with some fire for the first time all season as they grab win #1.
NHL Free Score Prediction:Anaheim 5- Colorado 2
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