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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Anaheim Ducks Betting Preview

Anaheim DucksColumbus Blue Jackets
March 31, 6:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

23-7-4TEAM RECORD14-14-7

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.

View Anaheim vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Blue Jackets and the No. 5-rated Ducks in this matchup.

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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

Next up:
Anaheim at Dallas, Monday, April 1
Columbus at Nashville, Thursday, April 4