Jets vs Blue Jackets Prediction NHL Picks 3/17/24

Columbus Blue Jackets (22-33-11) vs Winnipeg Jets (41-19-5)

Game Info: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +150 / Winnipeg Jets -189 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Jets vs Blue Jackets betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Sunday, March 17th at Nationwide Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Winnipeg Jets recent form and recent player performance

-The Columbus Blue Jackets recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Jets and Blue Jackets.

Jets Dominated Friday’s Game

The Jets faced off against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday and they were able to secure the 6-0 victory. Josh Morrissey had a strong game putting up three goals. Laurent Brossoit saved all the 21 shots that he faced. The Jets are averaging 3.09 goals while their defense is giving up 2.36 goals per game. The Jets are averaging 3.09 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.36 goals per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the defense is ranked 1st. Mark Scheifele has scored 19 goals and added 39 assists. 

Blue Jackets Play Second Game in as Many Nights

The Blue Jackets faced off against San Jose Sharks on Saturday, and now they are going to be looking for another win here. On Thursday against the Ottawa Senators the Blue Jackets scored only two goals, and they ended up losing in a shootout. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals while their defense is giving up 3.57 goals per game. The offense is ranked 23rd while the defense is ranked 30th. The defense can’t struggle here, or this is going to be a long game. 

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Prop Facts

  • Alexander Nylander has scored at least one goal in each of the Blue Jackets' last five night games at Nationwide Arena.
  • Patrik Laine has recorded a point in each of his last five appearances at Nationwide Arena.
  • Johnny Gaudreau has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven Sunday night home appearances.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Connor has scored at least one goal in five of his last six appearances with the Jets as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Kyle Connor has scored the last goal in three of the Jets' last four games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Mark Scheifele has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances with the Jets as favorites.
  • Mark Scheifele has recorded at least one assist in six of his last seven appearances with the Jets as favorites.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 31st in the league in power play percentage this season (14.13%).
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 29th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.55).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.36).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league in save percentage this season (.919).

Jets vs Blue Jackets Betting Prediction

This game is going to get out of hand early. The Jets are averaging 3.09 goals per game, and they are going to have no issue here against the Blue Jackets defense that is giving up 3.57 goals per game. The Blue Jackets are going to be on tired legs, and that is going to be the difference here. The Jets will score at least five goals, and they will get the job done. Back the Jets on the puck line. 

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

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