Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 2/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (19-27-5) at Edmonton Oilers (19-26-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -115 / Columbus Blue Jackets -105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Columbus Blue Jackets open the second half of the season at the Edmonton Oilers.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a new start to the year when they begin the second half of the season on Tuesday at Edmonton. The Blue Jackets swept a home and home series with the Montreal Canadiens following a 5-2 victory at the Bell Centre. Boone Jenner, Brandon Dubinsky, Scott Hartnell, Brandon Saad and Cam Atkinson tallied for the CBJ while Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots for the win that upped the Jackets to 19-27-5. Alex Galchenyuk and Devante Smith-Pelly supplied the Canadiens offense with Ben Scrivens taking the loss with 21 stops as the Habs fell to 24-22-5.
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The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to get back in the win column after ending the first half of the season with a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators at Rexall Place. In winning back to back contests the Predators received two goals from Mattias Ekholm with Mike Fisher and Filip Forsberg also lighting the lamp. Pekka Rinne stood tall between the pipes with 23 saves to lift the Predators to 22-18-8. Edmonton received their lone goal off the stick of Leon Draisaitl but Cam Talbot gave up three goals on 24 shots at the Oilers skid reached three games with Edmonton falling 19-26-5.
The over is 6-0 in Blue Jackets last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and is 6-1-1 in Blue Jackets last 8 vs. Western Conference while going 5-1-2 in Blue Jackets last 8 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. The under is 4-0-1 in Oilers last 5 home games and is 3-0-1 in Oilers last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 while going 7-1 in Oilers last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Edmonton and the Blue Jackets are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Edmonton while the over is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings. Nothing is out yet but the trends say goals will be scored…