Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes NHL Odds
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(16-17-1) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes (24-7-2)
Date: Thursday January 13th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena, Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets +210 Hurricanes -275 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Blue Jackets +1.5 -115 Hurricanes -1.5 -110
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
The Blue Jackets travel to North Carolina after a loss, for an attempt to takedown one of the best teams in the league. While Carolina recently lost to the dominant Florida Panthers, but still show no decline in there defensive dominance.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Unluckily for Blue Jackets fans, they’ve only won once out of their last 5 games, and now are in desperation mode if they expect to make the playoffs. Although on Thursday, they’re facing the best defense in the NHL, backed by an explosive offense.
Offensively speaking, The Blue Jackets are scoring an imposing 3.1 goals, on a disadvantageous 29.8 shots per tilt; which rank 15th and 23rd across the NHL.
Unfortunately, Columbus powerplay efficacy is just 15.9%, garnering a terrible 27th ranking.
Defensively, The Blue Jackets are allowing a monstrous 3.6 goals on 34.4 shots per matchup; which rank 28th and 31st, dreadfully.
Also, Columbus is ranked 23rd on the penalty kill, by allowing teams to score on 22.1% of their opportunities.
The Hurricanes continue to impress all watchers, as they enter this matchup on an extravagant 8-2 run, leaving some of the league’s best in their wake.
On the offensive side, The Canes are scoring a splendid 3.5 goals on 33.5 shots per tilt. Together these stats rank a very elite, 4th and 10th across the NHL.
To boot, their powerplay efficacy is ranked 8th, by scoring on 24.0% of their chances.
Defensively speaking, Carolina is only allowing a shockingly low 2.2 goals, on 27.5 shots on average; which both rank first in the entire league.
Additionally, they’re powerplay is ranked second, as they’re only allow opposing squads to score just 10 percent of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Columbus is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus’s last 9 games.
- Carolina is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 out of Carolina’s last 6 games.
- The favorite is 5-0 SU in their last 5 meetings.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction
At this current time, Carolina is looking poised to make a deep playoff run. That being said, they have to get there first, and Columbus could upset them on any given night.
Unfortunately for Blue Jacket fans, this Canes defense is for real, and their offense output is good enough to out score anybody. Furthermore, Carolina will be looking to get back on the winning track after a narrow loss last week.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Hurricanes Puckline -1.5
Adding to The Hurricane train, they’ll be extremely well rested after a 5 day rest and garner value on the puckline.
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