Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 1/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+104) Blue Jackets (-125)
The Anaheim Ducks (12-27-5) are traveling to Nationwide Arena on Thursday where they will play the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-28-2). The moneyline on this game has the Ducks at +104 and the Blue Jackets are coming in at -125. The total is set at 7.
The Anaheim Ducks had a rough game after their 4-3 defeat against the Penguins in the last game they played. The Ducks had an average offensive performance in the loss. For the matchup, they converted 3 of the 29 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play and scored 2 goals. Anaheim accumulated 29 mins in the box for this game.
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Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 100 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) this season and have surrendered 183. For the current season, they have accumulated 29 points and their points percentage is .330. Anaheim is sitting with 129 power play opportunities and they have scored 21 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 16.28%. At even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 139 goals while scoring 79 of their own. Anaheim has attempted 1,272 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.9%. The Ducks have had 1,714 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .893. Anaheim Ducks opponents have amassed 156 power play tries (7th in the NHL) and have racked up 44 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. Opponents have notched 1,078 goals versus Gibson in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.77. Gibson has participated in 408 games throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage sits at .913 in his 23,329 minutes between the pipes. He has an overall mark of 173-167-55 and he was named the starter in 400 games. For his professional hockey career, Gibson has accounted for 218 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .545. Gibson has had 12,364 shots taken against him and has recorded 11,286 total saves.
Their last time out, Columbus went up against the Rangers in a game where the Blue Jackets ended up losing by a final score of 3-1. They had 4 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Blue Jackets had 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they attempted.
The Blue Jackets have earned 92 goals at even strength and 17 goals (32nd in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Columbus has attempted 1,231 shots (29th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.85%, while allowing the other team 1,517 shots. Over the course of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned a total of 109 goals, 28 points, as well as a points percentage of .326. They have granted a total of 169 goals to be scored by of a combination of 135 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 115 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.78%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.22% on their opponents 143 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Joonas Korpisalo in net. Opponents are averaging 3.06 goals per game and he has conceded 559 goals altogether. Korpisalo's quality start percentage sits at 47.8% and he has made 86 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 180 contests and has been on the ice for 10,955 minutes. Korpisalo is the owner of a career mark of 82-75-22 and has been in goal for 200 games. He has a tally of 5,162 stops out of the 5,721 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .902.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus (-125)
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