Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks - 10/11/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks - 10/11/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (3-1) at Columbus Blue Jackets (1-2)

NHL Hockey: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -148 / Anaheim Ducks +123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Friday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.

The Anaheim Ducks look for a solid road victory to build on their 3-1-0 start to the season. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Derek Grant leads Anaheim with one goal, Hampus Lindholm has three assists and Ondrej Kase has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing one goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up three goals on 101 shots faced. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in each of their last seven games.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a nice home victory to rebound from a 1-2-0 start to the season. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with two goals, Nick Foligno has two assists and Boone Jenner has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 4.7 goals per game and are killing 61.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up seven goals on 47 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed seven goals on 40 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed three or more goals in four of their last six games.

The Ducks are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 0 or more days rest, 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. The Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, 8-3 in their last 11 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The over is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 home games. The Ducks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Columbus.

The Anaheim Ducks have won the last three meetings against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but they're on the end of a back to back and have been a team we've faded often on the road dating back to last season. The Columbus Blue Jackets aren't nearly as bad defensively as they've shown out of the gate this season, and they play their best hockey by far on their home ice. The Blue Jackets have won six of their last nine games as a home favorite. I'll lay the reasonable price with the home team. 

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Randy’s Pick Columbus Blue Jackets -148

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