Dallas Stars vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 12/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (11-17-3) at Dallas Stars (22-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -265 / Columbus Blue Jackets +215 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Blue Jackets look to shake off a loss against the Lightning last night as they head into Dallas to battle the league leading Stars.
The Blue Jackets dropped a 2-1 decision at home last night against the Tampa Bay Lightning but have to forget about it in a hurry as they take to the road to battle the Stars who are coming off just their sixth regulation loss of the season. Columbus has had a very tough start to the year and the playoffs look like a pretty lofty and ambitious goal for them at this point as they simply don't have the talent to compete with the top three in the Metro and we will likely see some pieces on the move around the trade deadline. Columbus is 7-10 on the road this season and will go with Curtis McElhinney here while the Stars are 11-3 at home and will counter with Kari Lehtonen.
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The Dallas Stars took a rare loss in their last time out and will look to get back in the win column in a pretty favourable match up on Tuesday night against the slumping Blue Jackets. Dallas dropped a divisional match up on the road against the Blues but continue to hold an eight point lead in the Central division standings on St. Louis who will also be in action tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. Dallas is a loaded line up that is very well balanced so it is no surprise that they are in the running for the President's Trophy but it has been a bit of a shock that they have done so well so quickly and while things may even out in the second half they look like a Cup contender. I think the Stars get back in the win column with a nice effort here at home against one of the league's worst.