Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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(38-24-5) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (39-28-2)
Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Col -125 | Car +113
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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After a two-game losing streak, the Carolina Hurricanes have bounced back to win two straight games entering this contest with the Columbus Blue Jackets. In fact, they picked up their fourth shutout of the season as they were able to pick up a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche in their last outing.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have switched wins for losses in their last few outings. In all, they have dropped four of their last seven games, yet were able to pick up a victory over the surging Boston Bruins as their offense posted seven goals in the win.
The Blue Jackets jumped out to an early 3-1 lead on the Boston Bruins in their last time out. However, the Bruins were able to battle back in the second period by posting three goals to tighten Columbus’s lead to a one goal lead entering third period.
Nonetheless, they were able to get goals from Zach Werenski along with Boone Jenner in which two seal the victory in the end. Jenner scored on his third goal on the night late in this contest as he has just 15 on the season; Yet, has scored four goals in the last two games for the Blue Jackets.
Artemi Panarin has not been lighting up the stat sheet lately as he had one assist along with one point versus the Boston Bruins. On the other hand, Cam Atkinson has 38 goals on the season while going goal-less in the last two games on only four shots on net.
Columbus Blue Jackets
After a scoreless first., the Carolina Hurricanes received goals from Dougie Hamilton in the second while also getting two goals from Andrei svechnikov to seal the victory over the Avalanche in the end. In all, the Hurricanes had a total of 33 shots on goal on the night as Svechnickov scored his 16th and 17th goal of the year while also racking up an assist along with three points as well.
Point leader in Sebastian Aho did not score in this contest, however, has six goals in the last seven games for Carolina. Also, Aho has racked up seven points during this time.
Finally, Hamilton has led the team in total shots on goal throughout the season with 217. However, he has only one goal in the last six games for the Hurricanes on a combined 21 shots.
Carolina has won five of their last six road games entering this contest. During this time, the Hurricanes have averaged only a tad over two goals-per-game to opponents.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in Columbus.
- Underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
- Under is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings.
- Hurricanes are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Columbus.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
I like the under in this contest as the Hurricanes will certainly hunker down in this area early and often. Also, the Blue Jackets have certainly had success on the defensive end of the ice recently as well. In all, look for the home team to pull out a slim, 2-1 win in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Hurricanes 1 – Blue Jackets 2
Columbus is playing with a ton of momentum, to where they will illustrate in this matchup versus the Hurricanes. Look for them to rely on their defense while also connecting on key goals in this contest in which to continue their stellar play.
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