Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 14, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Nationwide Arena, 200, West Nationwide Boulevard, Arena District, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 43215, USA
BOS -150 O:U 5.5
The Boston Bruins go to Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena. The Boston Bruins are on a three-game winning streak, defeating the Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, and New York Islanders. However, the Bruins did lose to the Blue Jackets just five games ago.
The Boston Bruins are one of, if not the best team in hockey right now. The Bruins have a record of 27 - 8 - 11 on the season. The Bruins are number one in the Atlantic Division and have one of the best rosters in the NHL, led by David Pastrnak, who has 65 points this season, and Brad Marchand, who has 42 assists this season.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off of a shutout win over the Vegas Golden Knights. The Blue Jackets have only given up two goals in their last two games and have won three of their previous five games.
The Blue Jackets are currently 22-16-8 on the season and are in the sixth spot in the Metropolitan Division. This month the Blue Jackets have been able to find goals, but they are also defending very well. If the Jackets do not let that skid get in their head, they can recover from a poor start to the season. However, Cam Atkinson is injured for this game and possibly longer, which can be huge for the Blue Jackets.
Boston is 21-25 ATS this season
Over is 20-23-3 for the Bruins this season
Columbus is 25-21 ATS this season
Over is 22-23 for the Penguins this season
On paper, this should be an easy decision, as the Boston Bruins are a far superior team in terms of talent and what they have done this season compared to the Columbus Blue Jackets. However, the Blue Jackets are a very feisty team and have proven that they can beat the Boston Bruins, as they did less than two weeks ago. Also, the Boston Bruins will be without Defender Zdeno Chara, who could have had an impact on this game. However, I still think that the Boston Bruins get revenge on the Blue Jackets in this game, but the Blue Jackets put up a great fight. Final score Prediction, Boston Bruins win 4-3.