Blue Jackets vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 2/21/24

Anaheim Ducks (20-33-2) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (17-26-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks -120 / Columbus Blue Jackets -102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks face off on Wednesday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Blue Jackets vs Ducks prediction.

Blue Jackets Have to Be Concerned

The Blue Jackets have to be concerned heading into this game.The Blue Jackets have been awful all season and then on Tuesday night, they had to play in a tough game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.92 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.69 goals per game. The defense is ranked 31st and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Johnny Gaudreau is having a strong season and he has scored seven goals and added 30 assists so far this season. 

Can Ducks Build on Their Last Win?

The Ducks have been terrible all season, but they hope they can build on their last game. The Ducks faced off against the Buffalo Sabres in the last game and they were able to secure the 4-3 victory. Mason McTavish had a strong game, putting up three assists. The Ducks are averaging 2.58 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.51 goals per game. The offense is ranked 29th while the defense is ranked 27th. Frank Vatrano has scored 26 goals and added 18 assists so far this season.

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Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Frank Vatrano has scored at least one goal in each of the Ducks' last three games.
  • Mason McTavish has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances with the Ducks as favorites.
  • Ryan Strome has recorded an assist in six of his last seven appearances with his team as a favorite against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Leo Carlsson ranks T1st amongst rookies for shootout goals (1) this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Prop Facts

  • Johnny Gaudreau has recorded at least one point in seven of his last eight appearances against the Ducks.
  • Alexandre Texier has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Blue Jackets this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 29th in the league for goals per game this season (2.58).
  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 27th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.51).
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 31st in the league for goals against per game this season (3.72).
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.10%).

Blue Jackets vs Ducks Betting Prediction 

These are two offenses that have been awful all season, and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.92 goals, while the Ducks are averaging 2.58 goals per game. On tired legs the Blue Jackets are going to have even more issues scoring, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to be lower scoring. Back the under to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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