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San Jose Sharks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 1/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Columbus Blue Jackets at San Jose Sharks
Date & Time Thursday January 9, 2020, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Sap Center At San Jose
SAP Center at San Jose, 525, West Santa Clara Street, Little Italy, Japantown, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, 95110, USA
The Line
SJ -120 O:U 5.5
TV Channel
DTV
Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets go to the SAP Center at San Jose on Thursday to face off against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, California. The Blue Jackets are on a two-game winning streak, defeating the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings. The Blue Jackets have won four of their last five games, only losing to the San Jose Sharks themselves in their previous five games. 

The Blue Jackets are currently 21-15-8 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 San Jose Sharks are coming off of a two-game losing streak, falling to the Washington Capitals and the St. Louis Blues. Before the two losses, the San Jose Sharks were on a two-game winning streak. The Sharks' last win was against the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

The San Jose Sharks are 19-22-4 on the season and are sixth in the Pacific Division. The Sharks have been terrible on defense this season, allowing the second-most goals in the NHL, allowing 3.33 goals per game and 150 goals overall.

Columbus is 24-20 ATS this season
Blue Jackets are 5-1 in their last six road games.
San Jose is 21-24 ATS this season
Sharks are 4-13 in their last 17 overall.

Both teams have had similar seasons this year, but I think that the Columbus Blue Jackets have done better recently. However, the San Jose Sharks do have the upper hand of being at home and having just beat the Columbus Blue Jackets a few days ago. However, the San Jose Sharks do not take advantage of the home advantage that many teams do, as they've lost as many games at home as they have one. I think that right now, the Columbus Blue Jackets are the better team, and have found some rhythm, and I believe that they will get revenge on their loss against the San Jose Sharks and win this one close. Final Score Prediction, Columbus Blue Jackets win 4-3.

Pick:
Columbus +100
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