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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/11/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks (13-16-3) at Columbus Blue Jackets (16-11-2)
Date & Time Tuesday December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -180 / Vancouver Canucks +162 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a Tuesday NHL tilt.

The Vancouver Canucks are eyeing a third consecutive win after a dominant 6-1 decision at St. Louis on Sunday. The inconsistent Blues trailed 5-0 in the third before Jordan Kyrou  scored in the third off of assists from Robert Bortuzzo and Ryan O’Reilly. Jake Allen was tagged with the loss for St. Louis with three goals allowed on six shots before Chad Johnson gave up three goals on 15 shots in relief.

Brock Boeser paced the Vancouver offensive explosion with a hat trick with Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat and Nikolay Goldobin. Pettersson gave Vancouver four assists and Jacob Markstrom picked up the win with a 22 save performance.

The Columbus Blue Jacks have been in a bit of a funk with losses in three of four following a 4-0 defeat versus visiting Washington on Saturday. Columbus struggled in all phases with Sergei Bobrovsky allowing three goals on 13 shots to get the loss before Joonas Korpisalo came on to stop 14-15 shots.

The balanced Capitals received first period goals from Brett Connolly, Dmitrij Jackson and Alex Ovechkin. Travis Boyd scored in the third and Braden Holtby picked up the shutout for Washington with a 28 save performance. 

Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games and over is 6-0-1 in Canucks last 7 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 4-0-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and Blue Jackets are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 6-1 in Blue Jackets last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Canucks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Columbus and road team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Columbus. 

These teams are lighting up the scoreboard lately so a small stab at the over is in order…

over 5.5 // will update

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