Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets - 4/12/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets - 4/12/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets (15-20-8) vs Chicago Blackhawks (19-18-5)

Game Info: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets -105 / Chicago Blackhawks -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Monday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.

The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 21 goals, Patrick Kane has 38 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 84 goals on 991 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 32 goals on 329 shots.

The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads Columbus with 14 goals, Jack Roslovic has 20 assists and Cam Atkinson has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 80 goals on 795 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 50 goals on 561 shots.

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The Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Blue Jackets are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 22-46 in their last 68 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 overall. The Blackhawks are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Columbus and 37-16 in the last 53 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks have won five of the seven meetings this season against the Blue Jackets, which includes four straight wins and a victory on Saturday. While the Blackhawks aren't world beaters, they've shown more signs of life this season and have more punch on the offensive side. The Columbus Blue Jackets just can't put together 60 minutes of clean hockey and seem to always find a way to be on the wrong side of the stick. Playing at home hasn't helped much either. Give me the Blackhawks and the cheap price.

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -111

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