New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 11/25/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (8-14-0) at New Jersey Devils (11-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -128 / Columbus Blue Jackets +116 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, MSG+
The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils meet Wednesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets could use a nice road victory after splitting their last eight games. Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 11 goals, Ryan Johansen has 12 assists and Scott Hartnell has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Curtis McElhinney has allowed 12 goals on 141 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 51 goals on 509 shots. Bobrovsky has allowed five goals in his last three games. Rene Bourque is doubtful with an upper-body injury.
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The New Jersey Devils hoop to keep rolling after winning six of their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Adam Henrique leads New Jersey with nine goals, Mike Cammalleri has 14 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 33 goals on 456 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 12 goals on 101 shots. Schneider has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Blue Jackets are 12-2 in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The under is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings.
The Devils are playing some impressive hockey right now and have been tough to beat at home as of late. With the Blue Jackets being an up and down team, I'll side with the home team and the reasonable juice.