Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars - 11/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (3-4-1) at Columbus Blue Jackets (3-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +103 / Dallas Stars -127 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSOH
The Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday night in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.
The Dallas Stars could use a bounce back road win after losing five of their last seven games. The Stars are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with four goals, Jamie Benn has two assists and Adam Cracknell has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Kari Lehtonen has given up 12 goals on 120 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 13 goals on 121 shots. The Dallas Stars have lost four of their last five regular season road games. Ales Hemsky is questionable with a groin injury.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brandon Saad leads Columbus with three goals, Zach Werenski has four assists and Scott Hartnell has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 14 on goals on 232 shots faced and has allowed two or less goals in six of his last nine games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have split their last eight regular season home games. Ryan Murray is questionable with a concussion.
The Stars are 22-6 in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest and 20-7 in their last 27 vs. Metropolitan. The Blue Jackets are 4-11 in their last 15 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Stars are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the road team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
I'm not laying any type of juice with the Dallas Stars playing the way they're playing right now. The Stars have lost five of their last seven games and are struggling big time on the defensive end. So, I'll gladly take the Blue Jackets at home and the plus money.