Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Blue Jackets Odds
Looking for NY Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Rangers taking on the Blue Jackets on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
43-26-9 (18-17-5 V) NY Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 31-39-8 (17-16-6 H)
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Rangers -153
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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New York continues to try and clinch a playoff spot and they’ll get a chance to take a step in the right direction against a weak Columbus team on Monday night.
New York has dropped 3 straight while Columbus comes in off a win.
The Rangers have had 3 chances to clinch a playoff spot, but have failed all 3 times. They’ll go for it a 4th time here, but even a clinching doesn’t assure them what seed they’ll get.
New York is just 2 points ahead of the Islanders, who are in the first Wild Card spot. Their losing skid has also costed them a shot at the 2nd spot in the division. While the Rangers were extremely cold, the Penguins got really hot, creating a lot of space between the two. The Rangers now trail by 5 points for that 2nd spot.
After being so reliable, G Henrik Lundqvist has really struggled.
He was pulled after allowing 3 goals to the Sabres. It was the 8th time in his last 10 starts that he conceded at least 3 goals.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets meanwhile just got done with their losing streak. The Jackets had dropped 4 in a row, but went into Carolina and handled business with ease in a 5-1 win. The Blue Jackets have become used to losing streaks, as this has been a very tough year for them.
Columbus currently sits 2nd last in the East and last in the Metropolitan Division as they have never picked up steam this season. They sit with one of the worst goal differentials at -39.
The Jackets called up 19-year-old Sonny Milano and he’s been the talk of the team this season, as his call up was well anticipated. Milano picked up his first point with an assist in the win over Carolina.
D Fedor Tyutin is expected to be OUT for his 5th straight game. The Blue Jackets have not released his injury status or why the defenseman is out.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Over is 9-2-5 in NYR last 16 overall.
- NYR are 13-3 in their last 16 Mon. games.
- CLB are 2-7 in their last 9 Mon. games.
- CLB are 4-12 in their last 16 vs. Metropolitan.
- Over is 6-2-1 in CLB last 9 Mon. games.
Free NY Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Hockey Prediction
Even with home ice, Columbus doesn’t have much of an advantage here.
The Rangers will try once again to clinch a playoff spot, but they also have to keep one eye in their rear view mirror as the Isles are right there.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: New York ML
The Rangers come into Columbus and handle business, clinching a playoff spot and grabbing much needed points.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 4 – Columbus 2
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