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(18-14-4) Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (23-5-4)
Date: Tuesday, December 27th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets -145
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Boston Bruins will be on the road in Columbus on Tuesday night to take the ice against the Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena. The Bruins will be looking to win a second of their previous three games after falling to Carolina 2-3 in overtime on Friday. The Blue Jackets have been rolling through the month of December and will look to add on to their winning streak after coming out on top 2-1 against Montreal their last time on the ice.
The Bruins were on a mission to win their second game in a row last Friday night in North Carolina against the Hurricanes. They were were good enough to take the lead into the third period, but fell short in overtime by the final of 2-3. Ryan Spooner was able to find the back of the net for his fifth goal of the year at 9:13 in the first period. Brad Marchand was able to score on a power play at 3:17 in the second to put the Bruins up 2-0. The team would spend spend the rest of the game watching Carolina make a come back and go on to win in the extra period.
The Bruins have struggled to be productive with the puck this season and are currently ranked 25th in the league with an average of 2.3 goals per game. They have only been able to find the net on 13.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Bostons has been strong on the defensive end of the ice, only giving up an average of 2.4 goals per game. They are currently 3rd in the NHL on the power play, allowing a goal just 12.7 percent of the time they are forced to skate a man down.
Columbus Blue Jackets
It has been awhile since the Blue Jackets have lost a game and they were able to add a notch to the win column with a 2-1 win over Montreal last Friday. The Jackets were able to get on the board first with the 14 goal of the year from Sam Gagner at 17:50 in the opening period. Brandon Saad was able to add to the lead when he lit up the goal for the 13 time of the season at 1:22 in the second. The two goals ended up being enough for Columbus to finish the game with a win.
The Blue Jackets are currently among the NHL’s elite on both the offensive and defensive end of the ice. They are 2nd in the league with an average of 3.4 goals per game as well goals against, holding their opponents to just 2 goals a night. They lead the NHL on the power play, finding the net on 26.9 percent of their opportunities. They have been able to prevent their opponents from scoring 82.2 percent of the time the Jackets are skating a man down.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Boston is 3-7 in their previous 10 games.
- Boston is 3-6 in their previous 9 games on the road.
- Columbus is 5-0 in their previous 5 games.
- The total has stayed under in 4 of the previous 6 games for Columbus.
Free Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Hockey Prediction:
Columbus isn’t exactly the place you want to be on the ice looking to rebound from a loss. The Blue Jackets have been firing on all cylinders in the month of December and should be able to keep things rolling in this one. The Bruins are tough on defense, but the sharp shooters on the roster for Columbus shouldn’t have an issue, especially with the help they receive defending the net.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Columbus -145.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Boston 1 – Columbus 3
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