Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blue Jackets vs Ducks Odds
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(2-3-1-0) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks (3-3-2-0)
Date: Friday October 28th
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks -182
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Columbus continues their west coast swing with the 2nd leg of a back to back when they head into Anaheim to take on the Ducks.
Anaheim comes in off a home win as they took it to the Predators on Wednesday.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have come up on the short as their California swing isn’t going as planned.
After dropping to the Kings in overtime, the Blue Jackets couldn’t find the equalizer as the Sharks ended the game with a goal at .8 to secure a 3-1 victory.
Scoring is becoming an issue with Columbus as they’re now averaging just 2.33 goals per game as they’re really not getting many good looks at the net.
While nothing is set, it’s likely backup G Curtis McElhinney will get the nod here.
Sergei Bobrovsky was on the losing end of things Thursday night and has yet to get a game off.
One thing Columbus has done well thus far into the season has been playing stellar defense. Bobrovsky and the defense has allowed the Blue Jackets to stay in games and has given them plenty of chances late.
The Ducks got back in the win column and did it with a bang.
Anaheim took a 6-0 lead into the third period of Wednesday’s game against the Predators. They have now extended their point streak to 4, going 3-0-1 in the process.
One of the heroes was Jakob Silfverberg, who will look to build off his 9th career multi goal game.
One thing to watch for here is the injuries with the Ducks. Both Ryan Getzlaf and projected starter in net Jonathan Bernier were scratches. Bernier isn’t likely to play here anyways, but Getzlaf is a question mark for Friday.
Rickard Rakell is also likely out, but he is expected to be back soon as he finally agreed to a 6 year extension with the Ducks after holding out.
The Ducks have played 2 games inside the Honda Center and have won both.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Blue Jackets are 7-1 in their last 8 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Blue Jackets are 4-9 in their last 13 road games.
- Ducks are 46-19 in their last 65 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Ducks are 42-18 in their last 60 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Ducks are 15-7 in their last 22 home games.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks Kings NHL Hockey Prediction
Columbus has been in every game this season.
Expect them to keep this one close again, but watching for starting goalies and the Ducks injury situations is an important factor.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 5.5
Look for a close game that should be on the lower scoring end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Anaheim 2- Columbus 1
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