Puck Line Pick
Colorado continues to win at a high rate, now on a 7 game win streak. It has not been pretty as the Avalanche have won 6 of these games by a margin of 1 goal. On the other side, this Anaheim team is all but out of playoff contention, sitting 12 points behind Nashville. They have lost 5 of their last 7 games, so they are not a team I am looking to back. Plus, the Duck are only 12-17-4 on the road this season, while Colorado is one of the better home teams. As mentioned, the main problem with the Avalanche is they are not creating separation. The Ducks have actually played Colorado well, losing a 1-0 game to them earlier in February, but beating them way back in October. This is not a game I want to bet, but I would lean to Anaheim to keep this one close on the puck line.
Over Under Pick
Colorado have also been involved in a ton of low scoring games as of late. They are averaging just 2.4 goals over their last five, but are allowing 1.6. The Ducks are also scoring just 2.4. but their defense has been a little more shaky, allowing 3 goals. The under is 9-1 in the last 10 games for the Avalanche and 7-2-1 in Anaheim’s last 10 against a team from the Central Division. I like this play more than the side and would take the under.