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Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Pick and Betting Preview

Nationwide Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Anaheim Ducks before puck drop in this match found them as -145 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.3-2.3 win for the Ducks on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Columbus will face the 26-19-7 Ducks. In totals betting, the Blue Jackets are 26-26-3 in over under betting so far this season while the Anaheim Ducks are 18-22-12. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Anaheim injuries news.

The Columbus Blue Jackets sit at No. 24 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Anaheim Ducks sit at a No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.55 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.38 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 17.68% while the Ducks defense kills off 89.01% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Anaheim was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Anaheim at -107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -139 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 7 games
  • Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games on the road
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus's last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing Anaheim

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim at Chicago, Saturday, February 13th
Columbus home to Ottawa, Saturday, February 13th