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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars - 10/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars
Date & Time Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationwide Arena
Columbus, OH
The Line
CBJ -115 O/U 5.5
TV Channel
FSOh
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The Dallas Stars are set to visit Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio for a cross-conference clash against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Dallas Stars come into this matchup with a 1-5-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Buffalo Sabres, 4-0. The Dallas Stars were unable to get the puck in the back of the net as Radek Fafska and John Klingberg both recorded 4 shots on goal. The Dallas Stars were able to edge out the Columbus Blue Jackets in the shot department, 25-22.

The Dallas Stars struggled in keeping the Buffalo Sabres off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 4 goals on 22 shots. The Stars starting goaltender Ben Bishop struggled in the crease as he recorded 18 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .895 and GAA to 2.78. The Dallas Stars were able to dominate the Buffalo Sabres in the faceoff circle, 28-21.

The Columbus Blue Jackets come into this matchup with a 2-3 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2. The Columbus Blue Jackets received goals from Oliver Bjorkstrand, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Markus Nutivaara while Ryan Murray and Alexander Wennberg each recorded 2 assists. The Columbus Blue Jackets were able to edge out the Carolina Hurricanes in the shot department, 35-32.

The Columbus Blue Jackets were solid in keeping the Carolina Hurricanes off the scoreboard as they held them to 2 goals on 32 shots. The Blue Jackets starting goaltender Joonas Korpisalo had a good game in the crease as he recorded 30 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .892 and GAA to 2.75. The Columbus Blue Jackets were edged out by the Carolina Hurricanes in the faceoff circle, 34-29.

The Dallas Stars have struggled to open the season which is a surprise considering how high I was on this team, but I will once again ride them on the road as the Blue Jackets have had their fair share of woes. The Stars starting goaltender Ben Bishop only has 1 win in 5 starts, but he has a respectable GAA of 2.78, and luckily, the Blue Jackets don’t have a guy who has more than 2 goals this season. The Stars will need to get their scoring jump-started if they want to even their record out, and they should give Bishop enough support here.

Pick:
Dallas Stars -105
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