Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars - 3/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars - 3/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (6-7-4) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (9-10-5)

Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -150 / Columbus Blue Jackets +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Thursday night.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to build on their 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in their last matchup. Cam Atkinson leads the Blue Jackets in scoring with 19 points coming on 10 goals and 9 assists while Oliver Bjorkstrand has 17 points with 6 goals and a team-high 11 assists. Jack Roslovic has 14 points with 5 goals and 9 apples while Patrik Laine, Boone Jenner and Seth Jones all have 13 points this season. Joonas Korpisalo has emerged as the #1 goaltender for Columbus with Elvis Merzlikins on the shelf with an arm injury. Korpisalo’s posted 6 wins with a 3.13 GAA for the Blue Jackets so far this season.

The Dallas Stars will look to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last matchup. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas in scoring with 20 points on 10 goals and 10 assists while John Klingberg has 14 points with 3 goals and 11 apples. Alex Radulov and Denis Gurianov each have 11 points with Radulov logging 3 goals with 8 assists and Gurianov chipping in 4 goals and 7 assists. Roope Hintz also has 10 points for Dallas coming on 4 goals and 6 helpers this season. Anton Khudobin has picked up 4 wins and a pair of shutouts with a 2.55 GAA while John Oettinger has a 2.31 GAA with a pair of wins for Dallas this season.

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Columbus is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Dallas is 1-9 in their last 10 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Dallas.

To be honest, I’m not good backing either side here as the Stars have just been horrendous lately, losing 9 of their last 10 while Columbus has had issues on the road. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. As bad as both have been, they still play a physical style and are both more of a defense-first style of team. I’d also lean Columbus but my play here is the under in this spot.

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