Columbus Blue Jackets vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/17/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
The Columbus Blue Jackets (21-38-7) are en route to Honda Center on Friday where they will meet the Anaheim Ducks (22-36-10).
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-5 win over the Sharks in their previous game. The Blue Jackets had a solid offensive output in the win. For the game, they earned a goal on 6 of the 48 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. Columbus garnered 6 penalty mins for this matchup.
At even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 201 goals while earning 141 themselves. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 199 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have come away with 47 goals in those attempts. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned 174 goals (29th in the league) for the season and have surrendered 248. Columbus has tried 1,943 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 49 points and their points percentage sits at .371. The Blue Jackets have seen 2,315 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Columbus skates onto the rink with 175 power play chances and they have notched 33 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 18.86%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Daniil Tarasov. Tarasov has played in 18 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has compiled an overall mark of 3-11-1 and was named the starter in 16 games. Opponents have been able to score 49 goals versus Tarasov in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 3.21. Tarasov has seen 546 shots against him and has amassed 497 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .910 during his 916 mins in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Tarasov has accrued 9 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .563.
Their last time out, Anaheim faced off against the Islanders in a matchup where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a tally of 6-3. They had 2 power play chances in this matchup and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Ducks recorded 3 goals of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking.
Anaheim has tried 1,959 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.78%, while allowing the other team 2,654 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.01% on their opponents 226 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.7%. They have recorded 190 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.32%. The Ducks have tallied 141 goals at even strength and 31 goals (31st in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 274 goals to be scored by way of 213 goals at even strength and 61 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Anaheim Ducks have 172 goals, 54 points, and a points percentage of .397.
Across the rink you will find John Gibson defending the net. He has gathered 11,895 stops out of 13,032 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .913. Gibson is the owner of a lifetime mark of 180-173-59 and has been in goal for 425 contests. He has been a starter 416 contests and has played for a total of 24,336 mins. Gibson's percentage of quality starts is 54.6% and he has earned 227 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.80 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,137 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Anaheim
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