Winnipeg Jets vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 11/23/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Columbus Blue Jackets (9-8-4) at Winnipeg Jets (13-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -155 / Columbus Blue Jackets +140 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Pierre-Luc Dubois leads Columbus with nine goals, Seth Jones has 11 assists and Cam Atkinson has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 50 goals on 486 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 16 goals on 151 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Winnipeg Jets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikolaj Ehlers leads Winnipeg with 10 goals, Patrik Laine has 14 assists and Blake Wheeler has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 43 goals on 595 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 22 goals on 171 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Blue Jackets are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 4-9 in their last 13 games as a favorite and 5-12 in their last 17 home games. The under is 5-2-1 in Blue Jackets last 8 overall. The under is 8-0-1 in Jets last 9 home games. The Blue Jackets are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets have won seven of their last 10 meetings against the Blue Jackets and enter this contest playing much better and more consistent hockey. The Columbus Blue Jackets have put together a nice stretch over the last week, but they have yet to take that success on the road and are running into a team that's owned them over the years. The Winnipeg Jets haven't been able to take advantage of home ice the way they should, but given their current form and the history between these two teams, this is a spot they should be able to get the job done.