Los Angeles Kings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 1/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Columbus Blue Jackets at Los Angeles Kings

Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Staples Center)

LA -125 O/U 5.5

TV: ESPN+

The Columbus Blue Jackets go west to Los Angeles, California, to take on the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on Monday. The Blue Jackets are coming off of a loss to the San Jose Sharks, snapping a two-game winning streak that the Blue Jackets were on, defeating the Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins, respectively. 

The Blue Jackets are currently 19-15-8 on the season and are in the sixth spot in the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets have played some of their best hockey in the last month, even going on a five-game winning streak. This month the Blue Jackets have been able to find goals, but they are also defending very well. If the Jackets do not let that skid get in their head, they can recover from a poor start to the season.

The Kings are coming off of a loss to the Nashville Predators. The Kings have lost three out of their last five games. 

The Los Angeles Kings are 17-22-4 on the season and are finding it difficult to find a rhythm on offense as Los Angeles only scores 2.56 goals per game. The defense hasn't always been there this season as the Kings, on average, give up 3.14 per game, which is the 21st in the NHL. Anze Kopitar leads the team in all major offensive categories with the most points, goals, and assists.

Columbus is 22-20 ATS this season
Blue Jackets are 6-2 in their last eight games playing on one day's rest.
Los Angeles is 24-19 ATS this season
Kings are 17-37 in their last 54 games playing on one day's rest.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Los Angeles Kings faced off not even a month ago, and the Columbus Blue Jackets came out with a very close victory. That was during a time where the Los Angeles Kings were playing some of their worst hockey, and we're on a losing streak. However, I don't think much has changed in either team's philosophy and how they'll go about this game, I believe that once again the Columbus Blue Jackets will win in a narrow victory. Final Score Prediction, Columbus Blue Jackets win 4-3.
 

Joshua’s Pick Columbus Blue Jackets +104

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.