Blue Jackets vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blue Jackets vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 2/21/2024

The Columbus Blue Jackets (17-27-10) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (20-33-2) on Wednesday, February 21st. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. The Ducks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blue Jackets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Blue Jackets vs Ducks

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The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into today’s game, the Blue Jackets are in 16th place in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, Columbus has gone 8-13-6 this season and enters the game with an overall record of 17-27-10. Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have gone just 3-7.

As the underdog, Columbus has gone 15-25-9 this season and has lost three straight games when coming into the game as the underdog. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets have gone 9-25 this season.

On the road, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 17-10 and an average scoring margin of -0.9 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 49 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 29-20.

Coming into this game, Columbus has dropped four straight games vs. the puck line and has gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line in their last ten contests. Overall, the Blue Jackets have 22 losses by multiple goals compared to 15 losses by just one goal.

Coming off a 5-1 loss on the road to the Kings, the Blue Jackets are hoping to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Blue Jackets failed to score in the first or third periods against the Kings, but they found the net one time in the second period. Columbus”s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 34 shots on goal in total.

Coming in as the underdog, Columbus not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 20-33-2, the Ducks are in 14th place in the Western Conference and 7th in the Pacific Division. At home, Anaheim is just 8-18-1 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone 5-5, and they have won two of their last three games. As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 18-29-2 this season.

At home this year, the Ducks have gone 13-14 against the puck line, and they have a puck line mark of 29-26 for the year. So far, Anaheim has an average scoring differential of -.9 goals per game, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games.

So far, the Ducks have 11 wins by just one goal, and they have gone 28-21 against the puck line as the underdog. In their last three games, the team is 2-1 against the puck line, and they have gone 4-6 against the puck line at home in their last ten games.

In their last game, the Ducks went up against the Sabres and emerged as winners with a score of 4-3. Offensively, the Ducks registered one goal during the first period and three times in the second period. In the game, Anaheim managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 14 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.

Anaheim was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

Columbus Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Blue Jackets are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 23rd in the league. The Blue Jackets went 7-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-18.

The Blue Jackets’ over/under record this season is 27-24-3. For the season, they have had 29 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Ducks have an average of 2.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. This year, the Ducks have recorded a 4-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-17 record.

This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 25-27-3. Throughout the season, they have played 30 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Columbus Team Defense

Defensively, the Blue Jackets come into the season ranked 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.1 shots per game against Columbus. For the season, they are ranked 29th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 28th in takeaways and an average of 5.8 takeaways per contest. They hold 5th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.3 goals given up per game.

Blue Jackets vs Ducks Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Blue Jackets offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Columbus posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • Through their last ten home games, Anaheim has an puck line record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Ducks have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 5-5.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Blue Jackets have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.

Blue Jackets vs Ducks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blue Jackets to defeat the Ducks while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +109, I’m placing a wager on the Blue Jackets to win outright.

Our projections have the Blue Jackets pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Blue Jackets, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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