Ducks vs Jets: Betting Odds, Projected Lineups, Making Adjustments

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 27: Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on October 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 27: Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on October 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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After a 5-1 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Anaheim Ducks are back at Honda Center, set to face the Winnipeg Jets. Both teams have had their share of struggles, so it could be anyone’s game tonight.

Aside from their 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche, the Anaheim Ducks had a rough road trip, in more ways than one. They lost several key players to injury, it looks as though they’ve allowed the self-defeating attitude back into the locker room, their offense has struggled to generate much of anything, John Gibson has been a little off his game, and the blue line struggled in the absence of their top pairing.

Half of the fanbase is angry, and rightfully so. However, the other half of us are just excited to see small improvements that haven’t left the Ducks in the middle of a losing streak. Granted, it’s been rough watching the team start off so hot only to recently get caught in the middle of a cold snap. Improvements need to be made in several areas of their game, and thankful, the Vegas Golden Knights exposed those areas in the Ducks recent 5-1 loss. This gives Eakins a much clearer objective going forward.

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With the team back on home ice tonight, the familiar environment will hopefully help them make the adjustments they are facing a lot smoother. With Ondrej Kase and Josh Manson still out to injury, both the offense and defense have a lot of work to do. Hampus Lindholm is slated to return to the lineup, but if he is deemed unfit to return for tonight’s game, Josh Mahura, called up from San Diego, will likely take his spot. Brendan Guhle is unfortunatley out tonight, more than likely due to a lingering injury, which is going to make things even more difficult for Cam Fowler.

All that being said, the Ducks cannot fall into old habits and use the injuries as an excuse to quit when things are not going their way. They have to break free from the attitude that it’s okay to lose. Eakins needs to find a way to get everyone back on the same page, so they can continue their success going forward.

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Game 14: Anaheim Ducks vs Winnipeg Jets

Season Record: 7-6-0

Location: Honda Center— Anaheim, California

Time: 7:00pm PST

TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN+ (start your 7-day free trial today!)

Radio: AM830

Tickets: If you’d like to attend tonight’s game, but don’t know where to get affordable tickets, our friends at StubHub have single tickets for as low as $9.96!

Anaheim Ducks News: Josh Mahura has been called up from the San Diego Gulls.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Odds & Lines

Thanks to the information from our friends at the Action Network, the Anaheim Ducks are -112 on the Moneyline tonight. After their 5-1 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights, it is a surprise that the Ducks are the early favorite to win tonight’s contest. However, the Jets star player, Patrick Laine, is uncertain after a collision with Luca Sbisa in practice the other day.

Laine’s questionable status paired with the Jets depleted blueline, injuries, and the Anaheim Ducks home-ice advantage could have a hand in the Moneyline leaning the Ducks way. Nevertheless, the Jets sit at -108, which means that this game is considered a close one. Hopefully, things will go Anaheim’s way tonight despite their recent barrage of injuries.

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup

Courtesy of NHL.com, this is the Anaheim Ducks projected lineup against the Winnipeg Jets. Due to the uncertainty of Hampus Lindholm and Brendan Guhle, this projected lineup is subject to change:

"Nick Ritchie–Ryan Getzlaf–Max ComtoisRickard Rakell–Adam Henrique–Jakob SilfverbergMax Jones–Sam Steel–Troy TerryDevin Shore–Derek Grant–Carter Rowney Michael Del Zotto-Cam FowlerHampus Lindholm-Erik GudbransonJacob Larsson–Korbinian Holzer Starting Goaltender: John GibsonBackup Goaltender: Ryan Miller Healthy Scratches: Nicolas Deslauriers, Josh Mahura, Brendan GuhleInjured: Ryan Kesler (LTIR), Ondrej Kase (Upper Body), Josh Manson (Lower Body)"

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup

Our friends at NHL.com were kind enough to provide an early look at the projected lineup for the Winnipeg Jets as well. Much like the Ducks, their team has been suffering from injuries, leaving their lineup subject to change as well:

"Kyle Connor–Mark Scheifele–Blake WheelerNikolaj Ehlers– Bryan Little-Patrick LaineAndrew Copp–Logan Shaw–Jack RoslovicMathieu Perreault–David Gustafsson–Gabriel Bourque Josh Morrissey–Tucker PoolmanDmitry Kulikov–Neal PionkCarl Dahlstrom–Anthony Bitetto Starting Goaltender: Connor HellebuyckBackup Goaltender: Laurent Brossoit Healthy Scratches: Ville Heinola, Luca Sbisa, Adam Lowry (suspended)Injuries: Mark Letestu (Undisclosed), Nathan Beaulieu (Upper Body), Mason Appleton (Foot), Dustin Byfuglien (Personal)"

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