Oilers vs Blue Jackets Prediction NHL Picks 3/7/24

Columbus Blue Jackets (21-31-10) vs Edmonton Oilers (38-20-2)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +190 / Edmonton Oilers -244 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers are riding a 5-game winning streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. Here’s a Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets prediction.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Preview

The Edmonton Oilers recently beat the Kraken, Penguins and Bruins. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.53 goals per game and are scoring on 26.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Hyman leads Edmonton with 42 goals, Connor McDavid has 76 assists and Evander Kane has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.88 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Calvin Packard has allowed 28 goals on 308 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has given up 114 goals on 1,219 shots.

Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets recently beat the Blackhawks and Golden Knights while losing to the Penguins. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.98 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 19 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 35 assists and Kirill Marchenko has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.66 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Daniil Tarasov has allowed 53 goals on 486 shots faced, and Elvis Merzlikins has given up 104 goals on 1,080 shots.

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Prop Facts

  • Johnny Gaudreau has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Blue Jackets' last nine games as home underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Johnny Gaudreau has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight home appearances against the Oilers.
  • Patrik Laine has scored a goal in seven of his last eight appearances with the Blue Jackets as home underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Alexandre Texier has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Blue Jackets this season (2).

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Leon Draisaitl has scored at least one goal in each of the Oilers' last four games at Nationwide Arena.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded two or more points in each of the Oilers' last nine night games.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded at least one assist in each of the Oilers' last 12 games.
  • Connor McDavid ranks 1st in the league for Assists (76) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 31st in the league for goals against per game this season (3.66).
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 31st in the league in power play percentage this season (14.45%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.53).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 4th in the league in power play percentage this season (26.70%).

Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets prediction

The Columbus Blue Jackets have won 3 of their last 4 games against the Oilers, so there's some value at the massive plus money. However, the Oilers are far and away the better team overall, and they're on a heater of a 5-game winning streak. The Oilers have allowed 2 or fewer goals in each of their last 5 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have had issues with consistency, and home ice doesn't matter much for them. The Blue Jackets are 11-16-4 at home this season. It's hard to make a case for the Blue Jackets against good teams. Give me the Oilers, and I'll lay the PL to shave down the juice.

Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -1.5

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