Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche 11/2/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 11/1/2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center in Denver
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Sunday night, the Anaheim Ducks will continue their road trip with a stop at the Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche.
The Anaheim Ducks grinded out a tough 2 -1 overtime win in their Friday night game against the Dallas Stars. As expected, the game between familiar rivals was a tight, chippy affair. The teams played to a scoreless draw in the 1st period. Late in the 2nd period, Anaheim’s Corey Perry put the Ducks up 1 – 0. The lead held until late in the 3rd when the Stars tied it up. At 2:30 into overtime, Nate Thompson scored his 1st goal of the year to give Anaheim a hard fought victory. Anaheim might not encounter much resistance from their next opponent as the Avalanche could be tired following their Saturday night game.
The Colorado Avalanche will have to deal with a solid Anaheim Ducks team after playing Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis and then traveling home to Denver. Colorado hasn’t looked like the team they were last season and they aren’t expected to look too hot in this one either. There won’t be much time to rest after playing Saturday night, hopping on a plane home and then preparing to take the ice Sunday night. But the Avalanche will give the best effort that they can. Colorado coach Patrick Roy played in the NHL long enough to know what his players will be going through and he will know what to tell them to get them up to play in this one.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 9-3-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 3-9-0 against the Over/Under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
Colorado Avalanche are 3-8-0 Against the Spread
Colorado Avalanche are 3-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/31/14 D Mark Fistric Back out indefinitely
10/27/14 D Ben Lovejoy Finger expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/16/14 D Bryan Allen Lower Body out indefinitely
10/08/14 RW Kyle Palmieri Ankle out indefinitely
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
10/23/14 D Ryan Wilson Shoulder expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/06/14 RW Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Patrick Bordeleau Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim
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