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(45-31-4) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators (29-46-6)
Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets -220, Senators +170
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Blue Jackets -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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This regular season game will feature the Columbus Blue Jackets out of the Metropolitan division and the Ottawa Senators out of the Atlantic division.
These teams have met twice this season, with the Blue Jackets having won both meetings.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus is a team that is fighting for their playoffs lives. Luckily for them, they have two games remaining meaning they likely only need one win out of the two games.
After 5 straight games of scoring 4 goals or more, the Blue Jackets offense went cold against the Bruins. Scoring just 2 goals was below their average of 3.1. A win over Ottawa would basically clinch the final Wild-Card spot and the Blue Jackets will need Artemi Panarin to lead them there. Panarin is the point leader and has 27 goals and 57 assists.
The defense had been stellar during their 5-game winning streak, but collapsed by allowing 6 goals to Boston. Their average goals allowed per game is just 2.8, good for 11th in the league. With playoffs on the line, Columbus needs to step up the defensive pressure so that they can win this game.
The Senators have been terrible this season. They are nowhere near playoff consideration, so all they can hope for is to potentially spoil the Blue Jackets season.
The offense for Columbus is actually middle of the pack, but they just do not have the talent to compete with the best teams. Consider this, their point leader is Thomas Chabot and he has just 54 total points. That said, the Senators just want to end the season at this point and it is likely they will come out flat.
Defense is where the Senators have been killed all year long. Allowing an average of 3.6 goals per game is last in the NHL and playing a good Blue Jackets team will not make it any easier. I do not expect the defense for the Senators to be there and it is very possible this game gets bad very early.
NHL Betting Trends:
- OTT are 15-36 in their last 51 vs. Metropolitan.
- OTT are 16-35 in their last 51 overall.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators NHL Prediction:
The Blue Jackets offense bounces back after a lackluster performance and they crush the Senators.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Blue Jackets -1.5
NHL Free Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 5 – Senators 2
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