Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blue Jackets vs Stars NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(15-21-9) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars (16-14-12)
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +160/-180
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
The Dallas Stars should be up for the challenge though, as they have had some success against this Blue Jackets team including their last game where they were able to beat this Columbus team by a score of 4-1.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have struggled to put the puck in the net this season, but even more then their struggles in front of their opposition’s net is the struggles they have had in front of their own with this team allowing 3.24 goals against per game.
One of the few good things for this team coming into this matchup is the fact that they are relatively healthy with only one member of their team currently being listed on the injury report in Gustav Nyquist who should miss out here.
The injury scenario for the Dallas Stars is quite a bit different then Saturday’s opponent, as they have had a plethora of injuries and although that is unfortunate, it does make you wonder just how good this team could be next year when they get everybody back healthy, as they were competing in the Stanley Cup Finals not too long ago.
Joe Pavelski is looking ageless out there, as he has taken on new responsibilities due to injuries and he has taken full advantage of the extra opportunities and ice time putting up 17 goals and 22 assists.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blue Jackets are 8-20 in their last 28 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jackets are 4-13 in their last 17 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jackets are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Blue Jackets are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
- Blue Jackets are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Blue Jackets are 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
- Stars are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction:
The smart bet at first glance for me was the under, but after opening at 5.5 this total has been bet down to 5, so I think any value is now gone from the total with 5 being about the correct number in my estimation.
I see a pretty tough fought home win here for Dallas and that is the only way I can go in this game, as it is just impossible to trust the Columbus Blue Jackets at this point, as they just do not have the talent on this team and -180 is likely the best bet here on the home team.
Joonas Korpisalo is also slated to get the start here, so I also think that gives the Stars the edge between the pipes with Oettinger getting the nod for the Stars in this spot, as the Dallas netminder comes into this game with far superior stats and passes the eye test as well.
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