Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators 4/22/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Ottawa Senators (29-41-7) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (35-36-6)
April 22, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -115 / Ottawa Senators -105; Over/Under: +6
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The Ottawa Senators and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet in NHL action from Nationwide Arena on Friday night.

The Ottawa Senators will look to build on their 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks last time out. Brady Tkachuk leads the Sens in scoring with 60 points including 28 goals and 32 assists while Drake Batherson has 40 points with 25 assists and Josh Norris has 51 points with a team-high 33 goals on the year. Tim Stutzle also has 53 points with 20 goals and 33 assists. Anton Forsberg is 19-17-4 with a 2.78 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season for Ottawa in goal.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to snap a three-game losing skid after a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks last time out. Patrik Laine leads the Blue Jackets in scoring with 56 points and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 50 points with Laine logging a team-high 26 goals and Bjorkstrand chipping in 24 goals and 26 assists. Jakub Voracek’s also got 56 points with a team-high 51 assists. Boone Jenner’s also got 44 points with 23 goals and 21 apples this season. Elvis Merzlikins has seen the majority of Columbus’ action in goal, going 25-21-6 with a 3.32 GAA and a .905 save percentage this season.

Ottawa is 51-127 in their last 178 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 games following a win while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. Columbus is 14-3 in their last 17 games as a favorite and 3-11 in their last 14 games overall while the over is 14-5-1 in their last 20 games against the Atlantic division.

I get that this is a tough game to bet with neither side have much more than pride to play for at this point. However, the Blue Jackets have been slipping as of late and while not much has been expected of Ottawa, the Senators keep finding ways to provide value if you choose to bet their games more often than not. It’s not a game I’m rushing to the window to bet, but I lean towards Ottawa here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Ottawa -105

Chris Ruffolo

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