Stadium: Honda Center (Anaheim).
Prediction for the NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Winnipeg Jets match, which will take place on March 24th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Anaheim has been a hopeless underdog in recent years. The Californians had at least the first half of the season decent a year earlier and then fell apart. But now, there was not even a hint of a playoff push. Already in the season opener, the Ducks began to lose points in droves, something they've been doing ever since. There were brief flashes of activity, but no more than that. Dallas Eakins' men have suffered six losses in their last eight meetings, beating only Calgary and Columbus 3-1 and 7-4. That's just enough to sit in 14th place in the Western Conference.
Winnipeg has been looking poorly lately and is at risk of dropping out of the playoff. The Jets were excellent in the first half among the league leaders, but then their play began to dip. In their last 18 meetings, they got 12 losses and six wins. The day before, Rick Bowness's wards struggled to defeat Arizona 2-1. That secured their position in the coveted eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but as for the lost points, the Blues and Whites are still outside the top eight.
Expect Betting Tips
Anaheim and Winnipeg could be in better shape, but the Jets are still the favorites. It's all about motivation in the standings, which forces them to earn points in every game, especially in a battle with the outsiders, as they are on the verge of the playoffs. The Ducks have no more chances to reach the last eight of the Cups, so they are quietly finishing the season. Moreover, the Canadiens won in regular time in the previous four consecutive encounters.
We should not expect many goals. Winnipeg's playoffs have almost begun, as any missed points could be fatal. This is reflected in their matchup statistics. In the previous four meetings, they scored only 13 against (3.25 goals on average). It is unlikely that an unmotivated Anaheim will insist on an open exchange of shots.