Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils - 1/18/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Nationwide Arena)
CBJ -235 O/U 5.5
The New Jersey Devils (17 - 23 - 7) are on the road for a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets (24 - 16 - 8). Columbus will be hosting this game at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. New Jersey comes into this game looking to break up their current losing skid. Columbus has won three straight games and the Blue Jackets will be primed to win once again. Columbus currently has a 1 - 0 series lead over New Jersey this season.
New Jersey comes into this game averaging 2.64 GF/G while surrendering 3.49 GA/G to opposing squads. New Jersey has a slew of talented offensive players but the Jersey Devils haven't gotten it going this season. New Jersey is led on the ice by Kyle Palmieri (18 goals, 16 assists). Palmieri will look to attack early as the Devils try to get up quickly while on the road.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are typically solid on both ends of the ice. Columbus is scoring 2.65 GF/G while giving up 2.58 GA/G to opposing squads. Expect Columbus to keep winning while focusing on their scorching defense of late. Columbus is paced by Pierre-Luc Dubois (16 goals, 18 assists) and he will be our player to highlight in this game. Columbus has potential to go off as the New Jersey Devils have been struggling in the net of late.
- New Jersey are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games against Columbus.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games on the road.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games against New Jersey.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games at home.
The Blue Jackets are playing really well lately and that will definitely continue in the game here. The Devils for their part have had some improvement, but are not really playing well enough to make a difference in the game here. Look for the Blue Jackets offense to continue to play great in the game here to bring home the win. Final Score Prediction, Columbus Blue Jackets win 4-2.