Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blue Jackets vs Sharks NHL Odds
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(6-5-0) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks (6-3-3)
Date: Thursday November 1st
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: SAP Center, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +145 / San Jose Sharks -155
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: San Jose Sharks -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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This Thursday night matchup features the Columbus Blue Jackets out of the Metropolitan division and the San Jose Sharks out of the Pacific division.
This will be the first meeting between these two teams this season. San Jose has won four of the last five meetings.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets lost their last game to the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 3-5. They now head on the road looking for a bounce back win.
The offense is top 5 in the NHL so far this season. they are averaging 3.5 goals per game. Their point leader is Artemi Panarin, who has 5 goals and 10 assists.
Their defense has been struggling this season as they are allowing an average of 3.9 goals per game. This ranks 29th in the NHL. If the Blue Jackets are going to win, they cannot afford to give up more than a handful of goals.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks enter this game leading the Pacific division with a total of 15 points. They lost their last game at home to the New York Rangers, so they will be looking to get back on track on Thursday.
The Sharks offense have an offense that averages 3.4 goals per game. They rank 11th in the NHL, so they are playing better than the majority of teams. Their point leader this year is Brent Burns. Burns only has 3 goals, but he has 12 assists.
The Sharks defense allow 2.8 goals per game on average. This is 14th in the NHL as of right now through the first couple weeks of the season.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in CLB last 9 overall.
- Over is 20-6 in CLB last 26 road games.
- Over is 9-3 in CLB last 12 Thu. games.
- Over is 9-4 in SJ last 13 home games.
- Over is 9-4 in SJ last 13 games as a home favorite.
- CLB are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings in San Jose.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Prediction:
Columbus has struggled in San Jose and that trend will continue as the Sharks pick up a home win.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER 6
Looking at trends, both teams have seen the total go over very frequently. This will be no different as we will likely see quite a few goals.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 2 – Sharks 5
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