Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets - 2/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets - 2/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets (4-4-3) vs Dallas Stars (5-1-1)

Game Info: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +100 / Dallas Stars -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet in NHL action from Nationwide Arena on Thursday night.

The Dallas Stars will look to build on their 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets in their last game. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 7 goals and 7 assists while John Klingberg has 8 assists as part of his 10 points on the year. Alex Radulov and Denis Gurianov each have 8 points this season, with Radulov logging 3 goals and 5 assists while Gurianov has 4 goals and 4 assists while leading the Stars with 21 shots on goal this year. Roope Hintz has 6 points with 5 assists while Jamie Benn and Miro Heiskanen each have 5 points with Benn logging 2 goals and 3 assists while Heiskanen has 5 assists. Anton Khudobin has 3 wins and a shutout with a 2.17 GAA for Dallas this season while John Oettinger has a pair of wins and a 2.42 GAA for Dallas this season.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to bounce back from their loss to the Stars last time out. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads the Jackets in scoring with 8 points with 3 goals and 5 assists while Boone Jenner and Alex Texier each have 6 points with Jenner logging 3 goals and 3 assists while Texier has 4 goals and a pair of assists. Nick Foligno and Eric Robinson each have 5 points with Foligno putting up 3 goals and 2 assists and Robinson flipping the stats with 2 goals and 3 assists. Michael Del Zotto, Cam Atkinson, Mikhail Grigorenko and Dean Kukan each have 4 points with Grigorenko putting up 2 goals with 2 assists while Kukan and Atkinson each have a goal and 3 assists and Del Zotto has 4 assists this year. Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins each have a pair of wins with Korpisalo posting a 2.84 GAA while Merzlikins was slightly better with a 2.76 GAA this season. 

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Dallas is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. Columbus is 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 4-10 in their last 14 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games. Dallas is 1-8 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Columbus.

I get why the Blue Jackets with plus money at home is tempting, but the Jackets also continue to be inconsistent right now and I’m still not sold on the goaltending for Columbus right now if we’re being 100% honest. Dallas is still playing like the team that rode a strong defense to the Stanley Cup finals last season but now the offense is getting going as well. I think getting this price with the Stars is too good to pass on, so I’ll lay it and play it with the Dallas Stars in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Dallas -120

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