Columbus Blue Jackets vs Anaheim Ducks Betting Preview
Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Anaheim Ducks invade Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
Columbus battles the Ducks, currently with a 23-7-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-19-1 for the Blue Jackets and 15-17-2 for the Ducks.
Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jackets in this one found them earlier as +119 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Blue Jackets and the No. 5-rated Ducks in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 29-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.4% rate while the Ducks have a 78.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +133 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Columbus was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Columbus at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Nashville are 6-4
After playing Calgary are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Ducks at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
Anaheim is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus
Anaheim is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing at home against Anaheim
Columbus is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games at home
Anaheim at Dallas, Monday, April 1
Columbus at Nashville, Thursday, April 4