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Ducks face Columbus Blue Jackets: NHL odds preview and stats

Anaheim Ducks

Columbus Blue Jackets
8-3-0 October 27, 2013, 06:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 5-5-0

The Blue Jackets get a visit from the Anaheim Ducks in hockey action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Ducks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 8-3-0 this season, while the Blue Jackets are 5-5-0. Anaheim is 5-6 against the total, while Columbus is 3-5-2 versus the number.

View Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blue Jackets as -110 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Blue Jackets and the No. 9-ranked Ducks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Anaheim won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Senators on October 25. Bettors who backed the Ducks at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -127 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 19-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.55 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 20.51% rate while the Ducks have a 75.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Anaheim at Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 29th
Columbus at Pittsburgh, Friday, November 1st