Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/14/21

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/14/21 Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (8-9-5) at Columbus Blue Jackets (10-12-6)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +103 / Dallas Stars -123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Sunday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.

The Dallas Stars need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 13 goals, John Klingberg has 12 assists and Denis Gurianov has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 34 goals on 364 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 19 goals on 233 shots.

The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 10 goals, Seth Jones has 12 assists and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 72.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 61 goals on 580 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 26 goals on 284 shots.

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The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 3-12 in their last 15 overall. The Blue Jackets are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 17-36 in their last 53 overall. The over is 3-0-2 in Stars last 5 overall. The over is 2-0-2 in Blue Jackets last 4 overall. The Stars are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Columbus and 2-10 in the last 12 meetings.

As I said yesterday, I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams. However, I'm not laying juice with the Stars, especially on the road. The Columbus Blue Jackets have shown more signs of life over the last two weeks and they just beat the Stars yesterday in overtime. The Dallas Stars can't get out of their own way and they're currently the fourth least profitable team in in the league. I'll take a shot with the Blue Jackets and the slight plus money once again.

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Randy’s Pick Columbus Blue Jackets +103

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

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