Columbus Blue Jackets (11-6-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (8-7-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 17, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -120 / Columbus Blue Jackets -105 --- Over/Under: 6
Saturday NHL action features the Columbus Blue Jackets going on the road to face the Carolina Hurricanes.
The suddenly hot Columbus Blue Jackets have won four of five after cooling off surging Florida 7-3 on Thursday. Nick Bjugstad and Aaron Ekblad scored in the first for a 2-0 Florida lead while Keith Yandle added a second period marker. Mike Matheson logged a pair of assists for the Panthers and Roberto Luongo gave up six goals on 36 shots in defeat.
Columbus received scoring from Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky, Pierre-Luc Duboise,Markus Hannikainen, Anthony Duclair, Josh Anderson and Boone Jenner. Alexander Wennberg assisted twice for the Blue Jackets who saw Joonas Korpisalo stop 40 shots to get the win.
The Carolina Hurricanes are in need of a hot streak and might be on their way with wins in two of three following a 3-2 OT victory versus Chicago. The Blackhawks saw scoring from Jonathan Toews and Alex Debrincat with Cam Ward giving up three goals on 40 shots in a losing effort.
Teuvo Teravainen and Micheal Ferland tallied second period power play goals for the Hurricanes with Sebastian Aho netting the winner in OT. Andrei Svechnikov posted a pair of helpers and Scott Darling recorded 33 stops to pick up the win for Carolina.
Under is 5-0 in Blue Jackets last 5 road games and under is 4-0 in Blue Jackets last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and Blue Jackets are 1-8 in their last 9 Saturday games. Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 and under is 10-2 in Hurricanes last 12 vs. a team with a winning record and Hurricanes are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Under is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings and under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Carolina.
Goals are generally at a premium when these teams take the ice and I think the under is the way to go…