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Blue Jackets vs. Devils - 3/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Jersey Devils (31-33-12) at Columbus Blue Jackets (36-35-4)
Date & Time Tuesday March 31, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
MSG+, FSOH
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NHL | New Jersey Devils (31-33-12) at Columbus Blue Jackets (36-35-4)
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The New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday night at the Nationwide Arena.

The New Jersey Devils look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals and have scored four goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have one power play goal in their last seven games and have won 15 straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 25 goals, Adam Henrique has 24 assists and Steve Bernier has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Cory Schneider has allowed 136 goals on 1,879 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 31 goals on 379 shots.

The Columbus Blue Jackets look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored 14 goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 10 straight when scoring at least three goals. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 26 goals, Ryan Johansen has 41 assists and Scott Hartnell has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 120 goals on 1,440 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 78 goals on 897 shots.

The Devils are 5-16 in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 29-65 in their last 94 road games. The Blue Jackets are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Both teams are clearly heading in different directions at this point in the season, and the Devils are impossible to back right now. Take the Blue Jackets to win by at least two goals. 

Pick:
Columbus Blue Jackets -1.5

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