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(40-28-4) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Calgary Flames (44-21-7)
Date: Tuesday, March 19th
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Cal -137 | Clb +115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Columbus Blue Jackets cannot seem to find any type of consistency as they halted a two-game win streak in their last outing versus the Boston Bruins. After a power-play goal by Boston’s Latrice Persuin along with a Matt Duchene goal for the Blue Jackets, neither team scored throughout the remainder of scheduled play.
The Calgary Flames continue to hold down first place within the Pacific Division, just ahead of the Sharks of San Jose. Versus the Winnipeg Jets, they were caught slipping on both ends as they ending up suffering a huge loss in the meantime.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus has played well on the defensive end in recent outings as they have allowed opponents to post just a total of 9 goals in their last five games. On the other hand, the offense has been up and down on the season as they posted an average of three goals per game during this time.
Artemi Panarin leads the team with 75 points on the season along with 25 goals on the year. Nonetheless, he has struggled in recent outings as he has not scored a goal in the last 9 games for the Blue Jackets in addition to having only three shots on goal in the last three outings.
Cam Atkinson has 264 shots on goal on the season along with 38 goals on the year as he has gone scoreless in the last four outings for Columbus on just 7 shots, total. In addition to this, Atkinson has just one assist along with one point during this time.
The Blue Jackets certainly did not have much trouble with shots in their last outing versus the Calgary Flames in taking the 9-6 loss in the end. And while Atkinson was able to post three goals for Columbus on this night, Johnny Gaudreau also posted two goals as the Flames were able to outlast the Blue Jackets by posting five goals in the second period alone en route to the victory.
Mark Jankowski scored the only goal for Calgary in their match up with the Winnipeg Jets. However, two goals by Mark Shefeile along with Mathieu Perreault lifted Winnipeg over the top as they handed the Flames their first loss in nearly two weeks.
Nonetheless, Winnipeg had only 21 shots on goal on the night while allowing the Flames 28 during the contest. Calgary’s Mark Smith suffered his 14th loss on the season while Connor Hellebuyrk picked up the win in net for Winnipeg has he had 27 saves on the night for a .964 save percentage.
Calgary will certainly be looking to get back on the winning track in which to create even more space amongst themselves and the San Jose Sharks, the second-place team within the Pacific Division. The Flames certainly had a great deal of success vs Columbus in the last matchup as they scored a whopping 9 goals during their win.
And being that the Flames have won three-straight games at Scotiabank Arena, look for them to certainly bring a healthy amount of focus and intensity into this contest in which to pick up a much-needed victory.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blue Jackets are 8-0 in the last 8 meetings in Calgary.
- Road team is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary.
- Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
- Blue Jackets are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
I will follow the trends for this contest which points to the fact that the under has been the play amongst these teams when meeting in Calgary. With that being said, look for the Flames to put some goals on the board versus a struggling Blue Jackets squad while picking up the 4-1 win in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 1 – Flames 4
Again, Columbus struggles too much on the offensive end of the ice lately as well as throughout the year. It is for this reason that I will strongly back the Calgary Flames to control the pace of this matchup while pulling out a convincing victory at home, where they are 23-7-3-2 on the season.
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