|Game||Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins|
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 14, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Nationwide Arena 200, West Nationwide Boulevard, Arena District, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 43215, USA
BOS -141 O/U 5.5
The Boston Bruins complete a back-to-back on Tuesday when visiting the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bruins play the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday before heading to face off against Columbus. Boston improved 27-8-11 and 65 points following a 3-2 overtime victory against the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Patrice Bergeron scored one minute and 33 seconds into the extra period on a power-play to give the Bruins the win.
David Pastrnak leads Boston in goals scored with 35 and in points with 65, while Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in assists with 42. Tuukka Rask is 17-4-6 in net with goals-against of 2.29 and saves percentage of .924. Boston is scoring an average of 3.36 goals per game while allowing an average of 2.47 goals per game.
Columbus looks for its second straight victory on Tuesday when hosting the Bruins. The Blue Jackets defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 on Saturday. With the victory, Columbus improved to 22-16-8 and 52 points. In the shutout victory over Vegas, Elvis Merzlikins stopped all 27 shots he faced in net to post his first career NHL shutout. The Blue Jackets have won three of their last four overall.
Pierre-Luc Dubois leads Columbus in goals scored with 15 and in points with 34. Gustav Nyquist leads Columbus in assists with 21. Columbus is scoring an average of 2.63 goals per game, while allowing an average of 2.65 goals per game. Elvis Merzlikins is 5-6-4 in net with a goals against of 2.65 and save percentage .915.
Recent Betting Trends
- Boston is 6-3 in its last 9
- The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Bruins last 8
- Columbus is 5-2 in its last 7
- The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Blue Jackets last 9
Boston maintains a seven-point lead over Tampa Bay atop the Atlantic division. The Bruins have won 6 of the last 9 overall. Boston has one of the best goalies in the NHL in Tuukka Rask who is allowing just 2.29 goals per game. Boston's offense has picked up pace behind Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. Final Score Prediction, Boston Bruins win 4-2.