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New York Islanders vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 12/1/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Columbus Blue Jackets (15-8-2) at New York Islanders (12-9-3)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: New York Islanders +100 / Columbus Blue Jackets -120 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FS-Ohio, MSG+
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Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday NHL action pits the Columbus Blue Jackets against the New York Islanders.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the verge of taking over the top spot in the Metropolitan after knocking off Minnesota 4-2 on Thursday for their third win in four games. Mikael Granlund scored in the first for Minnesota and Zach Parise added a second period marker but Devan Dubnyk gave up four goals on 29 shots to get the loss.

Markus Hannikainen lit the lamp in the first for Columbus before Cam Atkinson, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin scored in the second period. Pierre-Luc Duboise added a pair of helpers for the Blue Jackets who received 23 stops from Sergei Bobrovsky in the win.

The New York Islanders have followed a two game winning streak with back to back defeats after a 2-1 SO defeat at Boston on Thursday. Anders Lee provided a first period goal for New York who received 35 saves from Robin Lehner. 

Brad Marchand lit the lamp on a second period power play for the Bruins. Ryan Donato found the back of the net for the only goal of the shootout to get Boston the two points with Tuukka Rask securing the win with 28 stops.

Under is 2-0-2 in Blue Jackets last 4 games following a win and under is 7-1-1 in Blue Jackets last 9 road games and under is 5-1-1 in Blue Jackets last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. slanders are 11-2 in their last 13 vs. Metropolitan and under is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 overall and under is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. Blue Jackets are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and home team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in New York. 

I’m not in love with this matchup but the Blue Jackets might be worth a look at the price…

Pick:
Columbus -120 // will update

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