Blue Jackets vs Devils Prediction - NHL Picks 11/24/23

New Jersey Devils (8-8-1) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (5-11-4)

Game Info: Friday, November 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils -217 / Columbus Blue Jackets +170 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils face off on Friday in an NHL showdown at the Prudential Center. Let's check out our Blue Jackets vs Devils Prediction.

Blue Jackets Offense Has Confidence

The Blue Jackets have a ton of confidence right now after they scored seven goals in the last game. against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blue Jackets scored seven goals in the first two periods. Boone Jenner had a strong game putting up two goals. The Blue Jackets on the season are averaging 2.9 goals while their defense is giving up 3.6 goals per game. Zach Werenski has scored 14 goals and added 15 assists. When this team has struggled they usually fall behind and that can’t happen here.

Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jackets have lost each of their last nine games as underdogs.
  • The Blue Jackets have covered the puck line in each of their last five games against the Devils following a win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Blue Jackets' last six games as underdogs against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Blue Jackets have won the first period in each of their last four games against the Devils following a home win.

Devils Defense Has Been an Issue

The Devils have lost two games in a row and the defense has been an issue in each of the games. Over the last two games the Devils have given up nine goals total. In the last game the Red Wings also failed to score. The Devils are averaging 3.47 goals while their defense is giving up 3.83 goals per game. The defense is ranked 29th and it’s going to be what lets this team down this season. Jesper Bratt is shaving a strong season scoring eight goals and adding 15 assists. 

Devils Betting Trends

  • The Devils have lost four of their last five games as favorites.
  • The Devils have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last nine games at Prudential Center.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Devils' last eight games as favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The favorites have won the third period in five of the last six games between the Blue Jackets and Devils.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Devils defense is an issue and it’s going to continue to be an issue again in here. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game but they are going to go much higher than that here. I do expect the Devils offense is also going to continue their success. The Devils are averaging 3.47 goals per game and they are going to raise that number a little bit here. Back the over to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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