Senators at Blue Jackets - 10/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (2-1-0) at Columbus Blue Jackets (0-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -136 / Ottawa Senators +123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, TSN
The Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets square off Wednesday night at the Nationwide Arena.
The Ottawa Senators look to keep the ball rolling here as they can pick up already their third road victory. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 30 percent of their power plays. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with three goals, Mark Stone has three assists and Mike Hoffman has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed five goals on 68 shots faced and Matt O'Connor has given up three goals on 34 shots. Anderson has allowed three or more goals in eight of his last 10 regular season outings.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are still looking for their first victory after a rough 0-3 start to the season. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 30.8 percent of their power plays. Brandon Saad leads Columbus with two goals, Ryan Johansen has two assists and Nick Foligno has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 4.3 goals per game and are killing 63.6 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 12 goals on 80 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up one goal on seven shots. Bobrovsky has allowed four goals in four of his last six regular season outings. David Clarkson is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Metropolitan and 25-11 in their last 36 overall. The Blue Jackets are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Senators are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Blue Jackets have to get on board eventually, and at the Nationwide Arena is likely going to be that place as they've been a pretty good team at home. The Senators are playing well, but I like Columbus to find a way to get the win in front of its home fans.