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Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 3/27/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets (42-29-5) at Edmonton Oilers (34-36-6)
Date & Time Tuesday March 27, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +140 / Columbus Blue Jackets -155 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL action pits the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

The Columbus Blue Jackets had been the hottest team in the game with ten straight wins which has the team fighting for first in the Metropolitan. Columbus saw the good times end in a 2-1 loss to the visiting St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets lone goal came off the stick of Cam Atkinson in the second period while Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the Blues. Jake Allen picked up the win for St. Louis with 33 saves while Sergei Bobrovsky was charged with two goals on 28 shots for Columbus.

The Edmonton Oilers have been out of the postseason picture for quite awhile but the team has played well of late. Edmonton had won three in a row before a 5-4 OT loss to Anaheim where Connor McDavid, Ty Rattie, Leon Draisaitl and Ethan Bear scored and Cam Talbot stopped 33-38 shots. 

Adam Henrique topped the Ducks offense with a pair of goals with Josh Manson and Corey Perry also scoring in regulation before Hampus Lindholm won it 1:21 in to overtime. Cam Fowler posted a pair of helpers and Anaheim received 28 saves from John Gibson in the win.

Over is 6-0 in Blue Jackets last 6 road games and Blue Jackets are 0-6 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and Blue Jackets are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. Oilers are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and Oilers are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 5-0 in Oilers last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton and over is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings and Blue Jackets are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. 

Columbus has been red hot and Edmonton has been playing well also but I see both teams do damage on the scoreboard in this matchup so I am looking at the over…

over 5.5 // will update

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