New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 10/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (1-8-0) at New Jersey Devils (3-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +102 / Columbus Blue Jackets -113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, MSG+
The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday at the Prudential Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets need a big road road after a brutal 1-8 start to the season. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with five goals, Ryan Johansen has five assists and Brandon Saad has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 4.4 goals per game and are killing 69 percent of their power play chances. Curtis McElhinney has allowed seven goals on 64 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 29 goals on 196 shots. Bobrovsky has allowed three or more goals in seven straight starts. Ryan Johansen is questionable with an illness.
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The New Jersey Devils look to remain hot by winning their fifth straight game. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Adam Henrique leads New Jersey with six goals, Mike Cammalleri has eight assists and Kyle Palmieri has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 72.4 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 14 goals on 179 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up five goals on 44 shots. Schneider has allowed nine goals in his last three outings. Jonathon Merrill is questionable with an illness.
The Blue Jackets are 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Blue Jackets are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in New Jersey.
Not sure why the Devils are the slight underdog when the Blue Jackets can't win a game to save their life right now and New Jersey is playing well as of late. Give me the Devils at home.