Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(18-18-5) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (15-19-8)
Date: Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -115 / -105
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Columbus on the other hand has been out of the playoff race for awhile and although the organization is already looking towards next year they do have the opportunity to give some guys ice time who would not normally get it, so the pressure to perform is still on a lot of these guys despite the season being effectively finished.
The number one thing that Blackhawks fans will remember about the 2020-2021 season is just how good Patrick Kane is, as the American winger has really crushed it this year scoring 14 goals to go along with 37 assists.
The Blackhawks are short handed this year, in most part to injuries, so all of Kane’s heroics have often times been done in eventual losses, but Blackhawks fans likely have themselves a contender next year when guys come back healthy.
Alex DeBrincat leads the team in scoring with 20 goals and he has been the main beneficiary of Patrick Kane’s play making ability which is particularly true on the power play having tallied 6 power play goals this year.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have not had a ton of success in recent times losing 8 of their last 10 games and they now come in here off the back of a 6-4 loss against the Lightning which is not a result the Jackets should feel too bad about, but still, all this losing just cannot be good for the locker room.
The big issue for this coaching staff and team is that they allowed 6 goals to the Lightning with defense not being the Jacket’s specialty here in 2021, as they allow 3.19 goals per game and are only killing 78% of the penalties they take.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
- Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Blackhawks are 6-2 in their last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Blue Jackets are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Blue Jackets are 3-8 in their last 11 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blackhawks are 36-16 in the last 52 meetings.
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Prediction:
The Chicago Blackhawks are the far superior team to the Blue Jackets and I love them at the current price of -115 even with them needing to win this one on the road. The goal-tending matchup is way in favor of the Blackhawks as well with Joonas Korpisalo expected to start for the Blue Jackets and Kevin Lankinen expected to start for the Chciago Blackhawks.
Lankinen has been a big reason why the Blackhawks have picked up wins in a lot of game this year, while the same thing cannot really be said for Korpisalo who has had a sub-par year with stats that just don’t impress.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago Blackhawks on the moneyline
Take the Chicago Blackhawks on the moneyline this Saturday and cash in on NHL action.
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