Vegas Golden Knights vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 1/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Columbus Blue Jackets at Vegas Golden Knights

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM (T-Mobile Arena)

VEG -215 O:U 5.5

TV: DTV

The Columbus Blue Jackets go to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. The Blue Jackets are coming off of a loss to the San Jose Sharks, snapping a two-game winning streak, defeating the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings. The Blue Jackets have won three of their last five games, only losing to the San Jose Sharks twice in their previous five games. 

The Blue Jackets are currently 21-16-8 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. However, Cam Atkinson is injured for this game and possibly longer, which can be huge for the Blue Jackets.

The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off of two-game losing streak, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles Kings. The Vegas Golden Knights were on a four-game winning streak before the loss to the Penguins. 

The Vegas Golden Knights are tied for first place in the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights aren't phenomenal at one exact thing, but they are eight in scoring and still 18th in defense. Their consistency and balance have propelled them to be one of the best teams in the NHL. Strengthening up their defense could result in them jumping Arizona and solidify them as the best team in the division. 

Columbus is 24-21 ATS this season
Blue Jackets are 5-2 in their last seven road games.
Vegas is 18-29 ATS this season
Golden Knights are 7-3 in their last ten home games.

I think that the Columbus Blue Jackets are a much better team than the record shows. The team had one of the best teams in the NHL last year and had a terrific playoff run. I see much more of that now than I did at the beginning of the season. However, the Vegas Golden Knights are a tad better in most categories, and I think that they're consistency will propel them to get another victory here. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 4-3.

Joshua’s Pick Vegas -215

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