Ducks vs. Blue Jackets Prediction - NHL Picks for 1/19/23
Columbus Blue Jackets (13-29-2) vs Anaheim Ducks (12-28-5)
Game Info: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets -155 / Anaheim Ducks +130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks will play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The Anaheim Ducks are 12-28-5 this season after they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Anaheim was out shot by a total of 39-27 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.27 goals per game, 4.18 goals against per game, 16.7% on the power play, and 72.1% on the penalty kill. Troy Terry has led the Ducks with 12 goals, 24 assists, and 128 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Anaheim is John Gibson, who is 7-19-4 this season with a 4.14 goals against average and a .895 save percentage.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 13-29-2 this season after they lost to the Nashville Predators by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Columbus out shot Nashville by a total of 40-28 and went 0-3 on the power play in the loss. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.39 goals per game, 3.86 goals against per game, 14.4% on the power play, and 76.7% on the penalty kill. Johnny Gaudreau has led the Blue Jackets with 12 goals, 29 assists, and 117 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo, who is 6-8-1 this season with a 3.28 goals against average and a .908 save percentage.
Anaheim is 12-39 in their last 51 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games against the Metropolitan. The over is 6-0 in Anaheim’s last 6 games. Columbus is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Pacific and 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games. The over is 12-3-1 in Columbus’ last 16 Thursday games. Anaheim is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.
Neither one of these teams has found much success this season, but Columbus will be playing at home for this matchup. Anaheim has lost five games in a row, with four of the losses coming by at least three goals. Columbus has lost four of their last five games, but has played better in their last three games. I am going to take the Blue Jackets -1.5 at home.
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