Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks - 1/29/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-3) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (3-2-3)
Game Info: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks -110 / Columbus Blue Jackets -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks meet Friday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 7.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alexandre Texier leads Columbus with four goals, Michael Del Zotto has four assists and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 10 goals on 139 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 10 goals on 92 shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win to rebound from a 2-3-3 record. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 42.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with three goals, Duncan Keith has five assists and Dominik Kublik has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up nine goals on 130 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 9-23 in their last 32 overall. The Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The under is 10-2-1 in Blue Jackets last 13 road games. The under is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 home games. The Blue Jackets are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago and 7-21 in the last 28 meetings.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the end of a back to back, and they've played a ton of hockey with four of their last five games seeing at least overtime. We could see some tired legs on the Blue Jackets side. The Chicago Blackhawks have been better than expected up to this point and they have a long history of beating up on the Blue Jackets. Sure, those Chicago teams were a lot different than this season, but it's worth noting anyway. I'll take a shot with the rested Blackhawks at home.
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Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -110
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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