Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks - 2/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks - 2/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (6-5-4) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (7-5-3)

Game Info: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks -116 / Columbus Blue Jackets +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks square off Saturday in NHL hockey 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 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 13.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Alexandre Texier leads Columbus with four goals, Oliver Bjorkstrand has eight assists and Cam Atkinson has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 32 goals on 298 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 12 goals on 127 shots.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 35.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with seven goals, Dominik Kubalik has nine assists and Alex DeBrincat has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 26 goals on 343 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.

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The Blue Jackets are 5-17 in their last 22 Saturday games and 2-8 in their last 10 games following a win. The Blackhawks are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games and 11-5 in their last 16 home games. The over is 4-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 overall. The over is 7-3 in Blackhawks last 10 Saturday games. The Blue Jackets are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Chicago and 8-20 in the last 28 meetings.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have a confidence boost after scoring four goals in the third period to beat the Blackhawks, but you can still argue Chicago should have won that game. The Blue Jackets have had issues stringing wins together this season and the Chicago Blackhawks continue to compete at a high level. Every game lately for the Blackhawks has been either a win or a tight, competitive loss. The Blackhawks are in every game these days and are providing more and more betting value. I'll back the home team and the cheap price.

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -116

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