Ducks vs. Blue Jackets NHL Free Pick
(The Spread) – The Ducks will try to get back on track tonight when they visit the Blue Jackets at 6:30PM ET.
ANHEIM: The Ducks snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Wild on October 27, only to be shutout 3-0 in a loss to the Predators two nights later. That dropped Anaheim’s record to 5-4-0-1, which is good for last place in the Pacific. Teemu Selanne leads the team with nine points while Sheldon Brookbank has a team-best plus/minus of +3. Jonas Hiller leads the team with four wins but Dan Ellis has a team-best 1.33 goals against average.
COLUMBUS: The Blue Jackets have been a disaster this season. They’ve won just one game in their first 11 contests and are coming off back-to-back losses against the Blackhawks and Sabres. Vinny Prospal has a team-high 10 points while Derek MacKenzie has a team-best plus/minus at +5. But this team just can’t get it together.
ODDS: Oddsmakers currently list the visiting Ducks as –114 money line favorites against the Blue Jackets, who are +105 on the ML. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at five goals.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Anaheim. The only reason why the price in this game is so low is because the Ducks have been struggling. But this is a mismatch and if Anaheim is focused, it should win running away. According to latest NHL trends the Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 road games against the Blue Jackets while the road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: ANAHEIM DUCKS –114Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!