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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils - 2/10/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Jersey Devils (27-18-8) at Columbus Blue Jackets (27-22-4)
Date & Time Saturday February 10, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL action comes to Nationwide Arena where the Columbus Blue Jackets host the New Jersey Devils.

The New Jersey Devils are jockeying for playoff position and need consistency going forward. New Jersey has followed a three game winning streak with back to back losses following a 3-2 defeat to Calgary on Thursday where Taylor Hall and Pavel Zacha scored  and Keith Kinkaid allowed three goals on 25 shots.

The Flames offense did all heir damage in the second period before turning the game over to their defense. Sean Monahan led Calgary with a pair of goals with Johnny Gaudreau also lighting the lamp to make a winner of David Rittich and his 30 saves.

The Columbus Blue Jackets haven’t looked good for over a month and need to right the ship before their skid begins to snowball. Columbus has lost four in a row and seven of ten after a 3-2 defeat to the Washington Capitals where David Savard and Brandon Dubinsky scored.

The Capitals received goals from John Carlson and Tom Wilson before Nicklas Backstrom found the empty net with 43 seconds remaining. Alex Ovechkin gave the Caps a pair of helpers and Braden Holtby made 37 saves for the win while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 22 shots in defeat.

Under is 5-1 in Devils last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and Devils are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and under is 4-1 in Devils last 5 road games. Blue Jackets are 0-4 in their last 4 overall and under is 4-0 in Blue Jackets last 4 home games and under is 4-0 in Blue Jackets last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and Devils are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

These are the type of games that can burn your bankroll with neither team playing great. Perhaps something on the under if you play this…

under 5.5 // will update

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