Canucks at Blue Jackets Prediction - NHL Picks 1/15/24

Columbus Blue Jackets (13-21-9) vs Vancouver Canucks (29-11-3)

Game Info: Monday, January 15, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +210 / Vancouver Canucks -270 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vancouver Canucks and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet in NHL action from the Nationwide Arena on Monday afternoon. Who comes out on top in this afternoon matinee? Let’s dive in and find out with our Canucks vs. Blue Jackets Prediction.

Vancouver Canucks Team Preview

The Vancouver Canucks come into this one winners of five straight after a 1-0 win over Buffalo last time out. J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 58 points including 19 goals and 39 assists while Quinn Hughes has 51 points with 11 goals and a team-high 40 assists. Elias Pettersson’s added 57 points with 22 goals of his own as well as 35 assists and Brock Boeser’s chipped in 48 points with a team-high 27 goals of his own. Filip Hronek’s added 36 points with 33 assists as well for the Canucks this season. Thatcher Demko’s gone 22-8-1 with a 2.47 GAA and a .919 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 7-3-2 with a 2.53 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won each of their last five games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Canucks' last four games.
  • The Canucks have won the second period in each of their last four day games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in nine of the Canucks' last 10 games following a road win.

Columbus Blue Jackets Team Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing skid after a 7-4 loss to Seattle last time out. Johnny Gaudreau leads the Blue Jackets with 26 points including 19 assists while Zach Werenski has 25 points with a team-high 24 assists. Kirill Marchenko has 24 points with a team-high 14 goals and Adam Fantilli has 25 points with 11 goals and 14 assists. Ivan Provorov has 23 points with 19 assists and Boone Jenner has 18 points with 13 goals of his own. Elvis Merzlikins has gone 7-8-6 in goal for Columbus with a 3.25 GAA and a .907 save percentage while Spencer Martin is 3-8-1 with a 3.65 GAA and an .887 save percentage this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets Team Facts

  • The Blue Jackets have lost each of their last 13 games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Blue Jackets have covered the puck line in seven of their last eight games as home underdogs following a home loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Blue Jackets' last 10 home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The favorites have won the third period in each of the last seven games between the Canucks and Blue Jackets.

Canucks vs. Blue Jackets Prediction

I’m on Vancouver here. I just think the Canucks are in the better position right now and even at home the Blue Jackets just aren’t providing value. The Canucks remain one of the best teams in the NHL and I just don’t want to step in front of them right now when Columbus is the alternative. Give me Vancouver.

Chris’s Pick Vancouver -270

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