Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes - 3/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (25-34-8) at Columbus Blue Jackets (30-34-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -145 / Carolina Hurricanes +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, FSOH
The Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets play Sunday at the Nationwide Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after losing five of their last six. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have five power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 19 goals, Justin Faulk has 31 assists and Jeff Skinner has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Anton Khudobin has allowed 64 goals on 652 shots faced and Cam Ward has given up 106 goals on 1,176 shots.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have five power play goals in their last three games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 24 goals, Ryan Johansen has 35 assists and Scott Hartnell has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven straight games. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 106 goals on 1,229 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 75 goals on 850 shots.
The Hurricanes are 10-24 in their last 34 road games and 11-4 in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings and the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Blue Jackets are clearly playing better hockey right now, are at home and are catching the Hurricanes on the end of a back to back. Take the home team here.