Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets - 1/22/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (25-21-4) at Columbus Blue Jackets (26-16-8)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -140 / Winnipeg Jets +127 --- Over/Under: 6
The Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 24 goals, Mark Scheifele has 30 assists and Blake Wheeler has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 102 goals on 1,252 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 42 goals on 364 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed four or more goals in four of their last six games.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Pierre-Luc Dubois leads Columbus with 15 goals, Seth Jones has 22 assists and Cam Atkinson has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 78 goals on 901 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 42 goals on 580 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed three combined goals in their last five games.
The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-11 in their last 15 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Central and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Jets last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 37-18-1 in Blue Jackets last 56 overall. The Jets are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Columbus and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have done nothing but win and play brilliant defense over the last two weeks and they continue to get these oddly cheap prices. We're talking about a Blue Jackets team that's allowed three goals total in their last five games. That's ridiculously impressive. The Winnipeg Jets haven't done well on the end of back to backs lately and have been even worse in the underdog role. I'll gladly take the Columbus Blue Jackets and the cheap price on their home ice.