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Blue Jackets vs Ducks Hockey Game Preview

Columbus Blue Jackets

Anaheim Ducks
28-23-4 February 03, 2014, 10:00 PM | Honda Center 40-12-5

Columbus pays a visit to Anaheim on Monday, hoping to shut down the Ducks snipers in hockey action at Honda Center.

The Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 28-23-4 this season, while the Ducks are 40-12-5. Columbus is 29-22-4 against the total, while Anaheim is 29-25-3 versus the number.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Columbus before puck drop in this match found them as 169-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Ducks sit at No. 5 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jackets sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

Columbus won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Panthers on February 1. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Anaheim was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Stars. They lost as -197 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.32 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 18.56% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 81.03% of their penalties.

Next up:
Columbus at Los Angeles, Thursday, February 6th
Anaheim home to Chicago, Wednesday, February 5th