Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche - 10/9/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (2-0-0) at Columbus Blue Jackets (1-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -150 / Colorado Avalanche +130 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: Altitude, FS-Ohio
The Colorado Avalanche take the ice with the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Tuesday NHL tilt.
The Colorado Avalanche go on the road for the first time this season after winning consecutive home games. Colorado comes off of a 5-2 victory against Philadelphia behind strong performances at both ends of the ice. Sean Couturier and Mikhail Vorobyev tallied for the Flyers with the loss going to Brian Elliott who gave up four goals on 34 shots.
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The Avalanche saw Colin Wilson light the lamp two times while JT Compher, Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon also scoring. Erik Johnson gave Colorado three helpers with Alexander Kerfoot adding two assists in support of the 35 save effort of Semyon Varlamov.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are gunning for their first win on home ice after dropping their home opener 3-1 against Carolina on Friday. The Blue Jackets only goal came in the first off the stick of Brandon Dubinsky on an assist from David Savard. Sergei Bobrovsky took the loss for Columbus with three goals scoring on 35 shots.
The balanced Carolina attack produced goals from Jordan Martinook, Sebastian Aho and Micheal Ferland each finding the back of the net with Aho and Ferland logging assists. Curtis McElhinney got the win for the Hurricanes with 31 saves.
Over is 6-0 in Avalanche last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and under is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 overall and Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. Over is 4-0 in Blue Jackets last 4 vs. Western Conference and Blue Jackets are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and Blue Jackets are 0-5 in their last 5 home games. Under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Columbus and under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings and Avalanche are 38-18-1 in the last 57 meetings.
It’s early to say one team is hotter then the other but Colorado has looked very good…