Blue Jackets vs. Ducks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Wednesday, Feb. 21

Nov 24, 2023; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Prudential Center.
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We have your Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Columbus Blue Jackets hit the road to face the Anaheim Ducks.

The Anaheim Ducks (20-33-2) are set to host the Columbus Blue Jackets (17-27-10) in a clash of teams looking to improve their standings. With both teams near the bottom of their respective divisions, this game offers a chance to gain valuable points and momentum as the season progresses.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds Info

Moneyline: Columbus Blue Jackets +114 (DraftKings) / Anaheim Ducks -130 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Columbus Blue Jackets -190 (PointsBet) / Anaheim Ducks +185 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.5 – +102 (DraftKings) / -118 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Time: 10:00 PM

Location: Honda Center – Anaheim, CA


Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 8 wins and 19 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 15 wins and 34 losses.
  • This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have hit 29 overs and 25 unders.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 8 wins and 19 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 2 wins and 3 losses.
  • This season, the Anaheim Ducks have hit 26 overs and 29 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Anaheim Ducks have faced off three times, with the Ducks emerging victorious in all encounters. These games were spread across the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons, showcasing a consistent performance by the Ducks against the Blue Jackets. In terms of betting statistics, Anaheim has also dominated against the spread, covering it in each of the three games. The over/under results have leaned towards high-scoring affairs, with the over hitting twice and the under just once. The visiting team has had the upper hand in these matchups, winning two out of the three games, while the home team has claimed victory once. The Ducks have shown a strong offensive presence, with a notable game where they scored seven goals against the Blue Jackets. Columbus, while putting up a fight, has struggled to secure a win, even when playing at home.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on October 24, 2023, and ended with a narrow 3-2 victory for the Ducks in an overtime thriller. The game was tightly contested, with both teams showcasing solid defensive efforts and creating numerous scoring opportunities. Despite the Blue Jackets opening the scoring and taking a lead into the third period, the Ducks managed to tie the game and eventually secure the win in overtime. Anaheim’s Frank Vatrano scored the decisive goal in the extra period, with Bo Groulx assisting on the play. The Ducks’ goaltender, Lukas Dostal, had an impressive night, saving 35 out of 37 shots for a save percentage of 0.946, while the Blue Jackets’ Elvis Merzlikins saved 24 out of 27 shots, with a save percentage of 0.889. Anaheim’s ability to come from behind and clinch the game in overtime exemplified their resilience and ability to perform under pressure.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks Predictions

The Ducks come into this matchup on a one-game winning streak, hoping to capitalize on their home-ice advantage at the Honda Center. Despite their struggles this season, Anaheim has shown flashes of potential, with Frank Vatrano leading the team in goals and points. The Ducks will need to leverage their offensive capabilities while shoring up a defense that has allowed a significant number of goals this season.

Columbus, on the other hand, is looking to bounce back from a recent loss and find consistency on the road. The Blue Jackets have faced challenges throughout the season but have seen strong performances from key players like Boone Jenner and Johnny Gaudreau. Gaudreau’s playmaking abilities, combined with Jenner’s goal-scoring, could pose a threat to the Ducks’ defense. Columbus will also need to focus on special teams play, where they have struggled in recent games.

This game presents an interesting matchup, with both teams having room for improvement on both ends of the ice. The Ducks will look to Frank Vatrano and Troy Terry to spark their offense, while the Blue Jackets will rely on the leadership and skill of Gaudreau and Jenner. As both teams fight to climb out of the bottom of their divisions, this game could be a pivotal moment for setting the tone for the remainder of their seasons.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks Pick

Given the current trends and the odds presented, the Columbus Blue Jackets moneyline bet offers a compelling value. Despite their overall record, the Blue Jackets have shown resilience on the road and have the offensive firepower with players like Boone Jenner and Johnny Gaudreau to challenge the Ducks’ defense. Additionally, the Blue Jackets’ performance against the spread this season suggests they are often competitive in games, even as underdogs. With the Ducks’ home record being less than stellar and their tendency to allow goals, Columbus has a solid opportunity to capitalize and secure a win.

Historically, the Ducks have had the upper hand in recent matchups, but the Blue Jackets’ current form and the narrow margin of victory in the last game indicate that Columbus is closing the gap. The Blue Jackets’ need to improve their special teams play could be the difference-maker in this game, and if they can capitalize on power-play opportunities, they could very well come out on top. Considering these factors, the Columbus Blue Jackets moneyline bet is the more strategic choice for this game.

The Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets +114 (DraftKings)

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Johnny Gaudreau Assists 0.5 7/10 +114 -145 0.9 0.99
Johnny Gaudreau Points 0.5 7/10 -160 +124 0.9 1.00

Anaheim Ducks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Frank Vatrano Points 0.5 7/10 -130 +100 1.1 1.20
Troy Terry Points 0.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.3 1.45
Adam Henrique Points 0.5 7/10 -115 -115 1.0 1.13