Columbus Blue Jackets (7-5-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (9-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -175 / Columbus Blue Jackets +145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes meet Monday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with five goals, Oliver Bjorkstrand has eight assists and Seth Jones has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 35 goals on 329 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 12 goals on 127 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with six goals, Sebastian Aho has eight assists and Vincent Trocheck has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 66 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 22 goals on 199 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 10-2 in their last 12 Monday games and 7-15 in their last 22 road games. The Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 8-2 in their last 10 overall. The under is 13-3-1 in Blue Jackets last 17 road games. The over is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 overall. The Blue Jackets are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The underdog is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have had issues stringing wins together this season and their defense has been shaky most nights. The Carolina Hurricanes are on quite a roll and their offensive firepower is sure to give the Blue Jackets goalies some fits. Steep price, but I'll back the hot Canes at home and take the PL to shave down an expensive ML price.