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Devils vs. Blue Jackets - 3/6/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Columbus Blue Jackets (26-33-4) at New Jersey Devils (27-27-10)
Date & Time Friday March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New Jersey Devils -153 / Columbus Blue Jackets +138 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
FSOH, MSG+
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NHL | Columbus Blue Jackets (26-33-4) at New Jersey Devils (27-27-10)
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The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils meet Friday at the Prudential Center.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are desperate to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have two power play goals in their last eight games and have lost three straight games when scoring at least three goals. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 24 goals, Ryan Johansen has 34 assists and Scott Hartnell has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Curtis McElhinney has allowed 72 goals on 838 shots faced and Anton Forsberg has given up 20 goals on 149 shots.

The New Jersey Devils look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 12 straight games when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with 24 goals, Adam Henrique has 20 assists and Patrik Elias has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in eight of their last nine games. Cory Schneider has allowed 116 goals on 1,619 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 283 shots.

The Blue Jackets are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 0-7 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 8-3 in their last 11 home games and 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Blue Jackets are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in New Jersey and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings overall.

The Blue Jackets are unbackable at this point, especially considering they've had little to no sucess against the Devils. Give me the home team for the fair price. 

Pick:
New Jersey Devils -153

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