Hurricanes vs. Blue Jackets - 3/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (27-34-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (25-32-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -123 / Columbus Blue Jackets +111 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSS
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday night at the PNC Arena.
The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have two power play goals in their last four games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 24 goals, Ryan Johansen has 34 assists and Scott Hartnell has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 98 goals on 1,120 shots faced and Anton Forsberg has given up 20 goals on 149 shots.
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The Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have five power play goals in their last four games and have won five straight when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner have combined for 36 goals, Elias Lindholm has 18 assists and Justin Faulk has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Cam Ward has allowed 102 goals on 1,123 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 60 goals on 621 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 6-15 in their last 21 games following a win. The Blue Jackets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Hard to bet against the Hurricanes here considering they've played their best hockey on their home ice and have had far more recent success than the Blue Jackets. I'll take the home team for the solid price.