Winnipeg Jets at Columbus Blue Jackets
|Date & Time||Sunday March 3, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Columbus Blue Jackets -129; O/U: 6
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The Columbus Blue Jackets look to shake off an ugly loss to the Edmonton Oilers yesterday as they welcome the Winnipeg Jets to town on Sunday.
The Jets head into Columbus looking to build on their home win against the Nashville Predators as they face off against a Blue Jackets side who will surely be out to avenge a disappointing effort yesterday as they were shutout by the Edmonton Oilers. Winnipeg has had plenty of success against the Blue Jackets lately as they are 4-1 in their last 5 meetings and they are a staggering 22-5 in their last 27 Sunday games and with a 7-2 mark in their last 9 contests against a team with a winning record it is rare to see the Jets as a dog regardless of their opponent. Connor Hellebuyck is expected to return from his bout with the flu and get the call in the Winnipeg crease as he will face off against Sergei Bobrovsky who will need to be sharp to keep the Jets offense at bay.
The Blue Jackets had one of their worst outings of the season yesterday afternoon on home ice as they were blanked 4-0 by the struggling Oilers in what was potentially a look ahead spot for them with the Jets on deck on Sunday. Columbus was one of the most active teams at the trade deadline as they poached two huge pieces from the Ottawa Senators and they will lean on Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel here to combat a very good Jets team who has plenty of offensive depth. Columbus is 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Central division and are 17-8 in their last 25 after a loss of 3 or more goals so there is some positives to hang onto here for the Jackets backers who looked foolish yesterday.
The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog while the Over has hit in 5 of their last 6 matchups while the Jackets are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 as a home favorite. This should be a great matchup and the Jackets need to respond but they are in tough against a very good Jets team who gets the best of the home side here at a great price.