Blue Jackets vs. Devils - 2/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (30-24-7) at Columbus Blue Jackets (24-29-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSOH
The New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets square off Thursday night at the Nationwide Arena.
The New Jersey Devils look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 23 goals, Lee Stempniak has 25 assists and Adam Henrique has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 105 goals on 1,442 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 293 shots. Schneider has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets also look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Brandon Saad leads Columbus with 22 goals, Scott Hartnell has 20 assists and Boone Jenner has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 67 goals on 753 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has given up 54 goals on 657 shots. Korpisalo has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Blue Jackets are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The Blue Jackets have had the Devils number as of late and are playing the more consistent hockey overall. I like Columbus to get the job done on its home ice.