Blue Jackets vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks 1/30/24

St. Louis Blues (26-20-2) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (15-24-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -184 / Columbus Blue Jackets +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets will play the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at the Enterprise Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Columbus has lost four of their last five games, while St. Louis is on a five game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Blue Jackets vs Blues prediction.

Blue Jackets Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets are 15-24-10 this year after they lost to Seattle by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Columbus cut the deficit to 3-2 in the third period, but allowed an empty net goal in the loss. The Blue Jackets out shot Seattle by a total of 32-26 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Columbus lost to Vancouver by a score of 5-4 in the game prior to Seattle, but did beat Calgary by a score of 5-2 before that. The Blue Jackets are scoring 2.96 goals per game and they are allowing 3.74 goals against per game, while going 14.9% on the power play and 77.1% on the penalty kill. Johnny Gaudreau has led Columbus with seven goals, 24 assists, and 96 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Columbus is Daniil Tarasov, who is 3-5-2 this year with a 3.79 goals against average and a .881 save percentage. 

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Prop Facts

  • Damon Severson has recorded at least one assist in four of his last five appearances against the Blues.
  • Patrik Laine has scored a goal in each of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against the Blues.
  • Patrik Laine has recorded at least one point in each of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against the Blues.
  • Yegor Chinakhov has scored two goals against the Blues this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues are 26-20-2 this season after they defeated the Kings in overtime by a score of 4-3 in their last game. St. Louis allowed the tying goal in the closing minutes of the second period, but they were able to pick up the win in overtime on a goal from Brayden Schenn. The Blues were out shot by a total of 33-32 and went 1-6 on the power play in the game. St. Louis has also defeated Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, and Washington during this winning streak. The Blues are scoring 2.90 goals per game and they are allowing 3.15 goals against per game, while going 15.5% on the power play and 78% on the penalty kill. Robert Thomas has led St. Louis with 17 goals, 35 assists, and 98 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington, who is 17-12-2 this year with a 2.97 goals against average and a .907 save percentage. 

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Brayden Schenn has scored a goal in four of the Blues' last five games.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one point in 12 of his last 13 home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one assist in each of the Blues' last five games.
  • Robert Thomas has scored two goals against the Blue Jackets this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Blue Jackets vs Blues Betting Prediction

St. Louis comes into this game with plenty of momentum and they are riding a five game winning streak. The Blues have won four straight games by a score of 4-3 and they are 15-8-1 at home. Columbus is 6-11-6 on the road this season and they have been one of the worst teams in the NHL. The Blues are playing some very solid hockey right now and their offense, which is only scoring 2.90 goals per game, has scored four goals in four straight games. Columbus has been a team that I have faded all season, especially on the road. Take the Blues -1.5 here. 

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

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