Devils vs. Blue Jackets - 3/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (29-34-8) at New Jersey Devils (34-31-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -125 / Columbus Blue Jackets +105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, MSG+
The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils meet Sunday at the Prudential Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 24 goals, Brandon Saad has 17 assists and Boone Jenner has 195 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 77 goals on 843 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has given up 66 goals on 808 shots. Bobrovsky has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 25 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Michael Cammalleri has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 117 goals on 1,525 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 48 goals on 485 shots. Schneider has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Blue Jackets are 17-44 in their last 61 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-4 in their last 13 Sunday games. The Blue Jackets are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
While the Blue Jackets have beaten the Devils in five straight meetings, it's tough to beat a team twice in as many days. I look for the Devils to get their revenge on their home ice and snap the losing skid to the team in Columbus.