Columbus Blue Jackets (7-6-0) at Anaheim Ducks (5-6-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 4, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -120 / Columbus Blue Jackets +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Josh Anderson leads Columbus with seven goals, Artemi Panarin has 10 assists and Cam Atkinson has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 25 goals on 248 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 17 goals on 143 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed four or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Anaheim Ducks could use a feel good victory here that would snap a seven-game losing streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with four goals, Ryan Getzlaf has eight assists and Rickard Rakell has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 26 goals on 408 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed eight goals on 117 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The Blue Jackets are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 11-5 in their last 16 Sunday games. The Ducks are 54-25 in their last 79 Sunday games, 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 0-7 in their last 7 overall. The Blue Jackets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 17-7 in Blue Jackets last 24 overall and the under is 9-4 in Ducks last 13 overall.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the end of a back to back and have had some defensive issues in their last few games. The Anaheim Ducks can't possibly play any worse than they have during this seven-game losing streak. However, the Ducks are more talented than their record indicates, and they usually play well on their home ice. The Ducks can't possibly keep losing at this rate, and the home team has won seven of the last eight games between these two clubs. I'll take the Ducks at home to end their brutal stretch.