Columbus Blue Jackets at Anaheim Ducks 10/24/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/23/2014
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET
Honda Center in Anaheim
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Friday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets make a stop at the Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will be making the relatively short trip from San Jose where they took on the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. The Blue Jackets are on a 4 game road trip that will test their physical and mental stamina. It’s important for any team to be able to play well on the road. And it’s important to be able to play the back to back road games that come in every season. So far, Columbus has posted decent numbers but they will need to play some of their best hockey against an Anaheim team that is playing some very high quality hockey.
The Anaheim Ducks notched their 6th straight win on Wednesday night as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 4 -1. The Sabres were no match for an Anaheim team that came out of the gates looking for another win. Anaheim scored one in the 1st and one in the 2nd to go up 2 - 0 entering the 3rd period. After the Sabres cut the lead to 2 – 1, the Ducks’ Corey Perry added 2 in the 3rd to earn his 2nd hat trick of the season. Anaheim dominated Buffalo on the face-offs and with their shots on goal. If they put up another big effort against the Blue Jackets, the Ducks will be hard to beat.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
Columbus Blue Jackets are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Columbus Blue Jackets are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 6-1-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 3-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Columbus Blue Jackets
10/20/14 GO Curtis McElhinney Neck expected to miss Thursday vs. San Jose
10/18/14 C Marko Dano Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs San Jose
10/18/14 D Ryan Murray Knee "?" Thursday vs San Jose
10/08/14 C Brandon Dubinsky Abdominal out 6 weeks
10/05/14 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
10/02/14 C Boone Jenner Hand expected to miss 5 weeks
10/16/14 D Bryan Allen Lower Body out indefinitely
10/14/14 LW Patrick Maroon Knee out 4 weeks
10/08/14 LW Dany Heatley Groin out indefinitely
10/08/14 RW Kyle Palmieri Ankle out indefinitely
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim
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