Arizona Coyotes (2-5-0) at Columbus Blue Jackets (4-3-0)
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -160 / Arizona Coyotes +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5
Tuesday NHL action features the Arizona Coyotes visiting the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Arizona Coyotes have struggled out of the gate and are trying to avoid back to back defeats following a 5-3 defeat at Winnipeg on Saturday. Arizona received a pair of third period tallies from Clayton Keller with Christian Fischer scoring in the first. Oliver Ekman-Larsson added three assists for the Coyotes with Antti Raanta allowing four goals on 31 shots to get the loss.
The balanced Jets offense received scoring from Adam Lowry, Tyler Myers, Josh Morrissey, Matthieu Perrault and Blake Wheeler. Jacob Trouba added three helpers and Kyle Connor assisted twice for Winnipeg who saw Laurent Broissoit record 42 saves to pick up the win.
The Columbus Blue Jackets never got their offense untracked in a 4-1 loss to visiting Chicago on Saturday. Columbus lone goal came from Zach Werenski in the first with Markus Nutivaara and Alexander Wennberg posting assists. Sergei Bobrovsky absorbed the loss for the Blue Jackets with three goals allowed on 25 shots.
Patrick Kane topped the Blackhawks offense with a pair of goals with Alex Debrincat and Marcus Kruger also lighting the lamp. Corey Crawford got the win for Chicago with a 37 save performance.
Under is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 7-1 in Coyotes last 8 overall and under is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 road games. Blue Jackets are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 6-0 in Blue Jackets last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and Blue Jackets are 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games. Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Coyotes are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings and Coyotes are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Columbus.
The Coyotes are struggling out of the gate and travel to Columbus where they have also struggled which me favoring the Blue Jackets…