Devils vs Blue Jackets Prediction - NHL Picks 12/16/23

Columbus Blue Jackets (10-16-5) vs New Jersey Devils (15-11-1)

Game Info: Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +165 / New Jersey Devils -208 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Nationwide Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Devils vs Blue Jackets prediction.

Devils Need a Win Here

The Devils really need to take advantage of games against lesser teams and they ae going to need the defense to step up. On Wednesday the Devils faced off against the Boston Bruins and they were able to secure the 2-1 victory in overtime. Jack Hughes finished with one goal and four shots on goal. The Devils are averaging 3.48 goals while their defense is giving up 3.52 goals per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league and they are going to need the offesne to be good here. 

Can the Blue Jackets Build on Thursday’s Win?

The Blue Jackets offense sure was impressive on Thursday putting up six goals against the Toronto Maple Leafs and that was the difference. Kent Johnson had a strong game scoring two gaols and adding an assist. The Blue Jackets are averaging 3.0 goals while their defense is giving up 3.56 goals per game. The defense is ranked 29th and even though they won the last game the defense was still a major issue. Zach Werenski has scored one goal and added 22 assists. 

Devils vs Blue Jackets Betting Prediction 

The Blue Jackets defense has been a major issue and it’s going to be a major issue again here. The Devils on the season are averaging 3.48 goals per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Look for the Blue Jackets to score at least four goals here, and the Blue Jackets aren’t going to find a whole lot of success against the New Jersey Devils. Back the Devils on the money line. 

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

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