The Columbus Blue Jackets and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
New Jersey is listed as a -380 home favorite while Columbus is a +310 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 7 goals.
New Jersey’s 3-2 win over Columbus on February 14th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for New Jersey in this head-to-head matchup.
Columbus is 1-8 in their last 9 Thursday games and 11-40 in their last 51 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 division games. New Jersey is 10-1 in their last 11 division games and 12-5 in their last 17 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
I’m backing the Devils here. The Devils are almost out of reach for the Metro division title, but I think as long as they’re mathematically in it, they’re going to keep fighting for it. The Blue Jackets are the worst team in the NHL and the Devils need to avoid mental lapses with the playoffs around the corner. I will back the Devils on the puck line here.