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Blackhawks at Blue Jackets 12/29/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Game Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date & Time Sunday December 29, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Nationwide Arena Nationwide Arena, 200, West Nationwide Boulevard, Arena District, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 43215, USA
Latest odds
CBJ -159 O/U 5.5
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The Chicago Blackhawks are a decent team with a lot of talent, but have not really been able to put it together on the ice at the same time. The Blackhawks have a 16-17-6 record on the year so far. The last game on the ice for the Blackhawks was a decent 5-2 win over the Islanders.

This year the Blackhawks have been able to score at a clip of 2.79 goals per game this year. The Blackhawks have converted at a clip of 14.9% on the year for the power play. The defense for Chicago has killed off 81.7% of the power plays. The Blackhawks have allowed only 3.15 goals a game on the year.

The Blue Jackets are heading into the game here with a recent loss to Washington. The loss to the Capitals ended up going to the overtime period, which allowed the Blue Jackets to salvage a point. The Columbus team has ended up with a 17-14-7 record on the year so far and are not in danger of going to the basement of the Central.

The offense for the Blue Jackets is finally starting to come to life with 2.61 goals a game being scored. The Blue Jackets have converted on the power play at 17.4% on the year. The defense for Columbus has really improved to allowing only 2.82 goals a game and killing off 80.9% of the power plays faced.

    Recent Betting Trends

    • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games.
    • Chicago are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
    • Columbus are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
    • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games against Chicago.

    Free Pick:
    Columbus Blue Jackets -159

    With the Blue Jackets the Columbus team has been on an upswing lately. A lot of that stems from the play of Joonas and how he has protected the net. The Blue Jackets offense has started to come around as well. The Blackhawks have had some issues in winning on the year and that stems from a lot of defensive problems along with not much support for Kane who is the heart of the Blackhawks offense. Final Score Prediction, Columbus Blue Jackets win 3-1.

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