Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/28/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (10-8-4) at Columbus Blue Jackets (15-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, FSOH
The Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with nine goals, Justin Williams has 13 assists and Jordan Staal has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Darling has given up 45 goals on 455 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed 17 goals on 183 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 12 games.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a bounce back victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 9.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Josh Anderson leads Columbus with eight goals, Artemi Panarin has 10 assists and Zach Werenski has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 37 goals on 574 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 13 goals on 125 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed three or less goals in each of their last nine games.
The Blue Jackets are 37-16 in their last 53 home games, 16-5 in their last 21 Tuesday games and 41-18 in their last 59 vs. a team with a losing record. The Hurricanes are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Columbus and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Blue Jackets last 8 overall and the over is 3-0-1 in Hurricanes last 4 overall.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the end of a back to back, but they've been a really consistent team the last couple of weeks and continue to be really impressive on the defensive end. Carolina has not been able to string wins together this season and has shown this month that it can really struggle keeping pucks outside of the net. I have to back the Blue Jackets on their home ice here.