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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils - 1/15/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets
Date & Time Tuesday January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Nationwide Arena
Columbus, Ohio
The Line
The Line: New Jersey Devils +170 / Columbus Blue Jackets -200 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FSOH, MS+2
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The New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.

The New Jersey Devils look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 20 goals, Taylor Hall has 26 assists and Nico Hischier has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 29 goals on 196 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 95 goals on 945 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.

The Columbus Blue Jackets look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 26 goals, Artemi Panarin has 33 assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 91 goals on 939 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 43 goals on 420 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.

The Devils are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 16-36 in their last 52 road games and 13-27 in their last 40 overall. The Blue Jackets are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Devils are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Columbus and 3-14 in the last 17 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Blue Jackets last 10 home games. The under is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have won eight of the last nine meetings against the New Jersey Devils, which includes outscoring them 5-1 in the last two contests. The New Jersey Devils are coming off a nice win last night over the Chicago Blackhawks, but the defense continues to get beat far too often and they've had zero recent success playing on the end of back to backs. The price isn't cheap, but there's enough here to suggest a comfortable victory for the Blue Jackets on their home ice.

Pick:
Columbus Blue Jackets -200

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