Blue Jackets vs Golden Knights Prediction NHL Picks 3/23/24

Vegas Golden Knights (37-25-7) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (23-34-12)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -357 / Columbus Blue Jackets +265 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Blue Jackets vs Golden Knights prediction.

Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off losses to the Jets, Red Wings and Avalanche. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 21 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 40 assists and Kirill Marchenko has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.59 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Daniil Tarasov has allowed 63 goals on 653 shots faced, and Elvis Merzlikins has given up 115 goals on 1,148 shots.

Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights recently beat the Kraken and Devils while losing to the Lightning. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.16 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 38 goals, Mark Stone has 37 assists and Jack Eichel has 214 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.96 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 99 goals on 1,043 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 77 goals on 895 shots.

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • Jack Eichel has scored at least one goal in six of his last seven home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Shea Theodore has recorded at least one assist in each of his last eight Saturday night home appearances.
  • Shea Theodore has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight Saturday night home appearances.
  • Anthony Mantha ranks 1st amongst qualified Western Conference players for shooting percentage (21.6%) this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Prop Facts

  • Alexander Nylander has scored at least one goal in each of the Blue Jackets' last three games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Boone Jenner has recorded at least one assist in four of the Blue Jackets' last five games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Patrik Laine has recorded at least one point in each of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against the Golden Knights.
  • Alexandre Texier has recorded two assists against the Golden Knights this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank T2nd in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.83).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 29th in the league in penalty minutes this season (515).
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 31st in the league for goals against per game this season (3.63).
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets rank 31st in the league in power play percentage this season (14.36%).

Blue Jackets vs Golden Knights prediction

The Blue Jackets continue to rack up the losses, as they've now lost 5 of their last 6 games. I doubt things improve here, with the Blue Jackets on the end of a back to back and coming off a game that included overtime. The Golden Knights have been shaky these last couple of weeks, but they're at home here with the rest advantage, and these are spots they usually thrive. The Golden Knights are 22-11-2 at home this season. Give me the Golden Knights and the PL for max betting value, as backing the Blue Jackets isn't much of an option.

Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5

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