Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/8/21

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/8/21 Photo by Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (7-2) at Columbus Blue Jackets (5-5-3)

NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +110 / Carolina Hurricanes -133 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Monday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for another win to build on their 7-2 record. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with six goals, Sebastian Aho has six assists and Vincent Trocheck has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 66 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 14 goals on 140 shots.

The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Alexandre Texier leads Columbus with four goals, Oliver Bjorkstrand has six assists and Zach Werenski has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 19 goals on 222 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 12 goals on 127 shots.

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The Hurricanes are 9-3 in their last 12 Monday games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Blue Jackets are 9-2 in their last 11 Monday games and 12-25 in their last 37 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Hurricanes last 4 road games. The over is 4-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 home games. The Hurricanes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Columbus and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.

The Carolina Hurricanes continue to play solid hockey at both ends of the ice, and while it's just nine games, they're becoming a harder and harder team to bet against. The Columbus Blue Jackets finally showed potential on the offensive side yesterday and still came away with the loss, as the Canes responded anytime they gained some momentum. The Carolina Hurricanes are in quite the groove right now and not a team I'm eager to bet against. I'll lay the reasonable price.

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes -133

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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