|Game||Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers|
|Date & Time||Friday February 14, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Nationwide Arena Nationwide Arena, 200, West Nationwide Boulevard, Seagrave, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 43215, USA
CLB -137 O/U 5.5
On Friday, the New York Rangers look for their third straight victory when visiting the Columbus Blue Jackets. New York improved to 28-23-4 and 60 points following a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Chris Kreider scored a pair of goals for the Rangers in the victory as New York remained in seventh place in the Atlantic division seven points behind sixth place Carolina.
Artemi Panarin is the leading goal scorer for the Rangers with 28. The Rangers left wing leads New York in assists with 46 and points with 74. The Rangers are scoring an average of 3.29 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.13 goals per game. In net, Henrik Lundqvist is 10-11-3 with a goals-against average of 3.12 and save percentage of .907.
Columbus concludes a back-to-back on Friday when hosting the Rangers. The Blue Jackets play on the road in Buffalo on Thursday before returning home to host the Rangers. Columbus dropped to 30-17-10 and 70 points following its 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. Columbus is in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division two points behind the third-place New York Islanders.
Oliver Bjorkstrand is the leading goal scorer for Columbus with 18 while Pierre-Luc Dubois is the assist leader with 26 and the points leader with 43. Columbus is scoring an average of 2.60 goals per game while allowing an average of 2.40 goals per game. In net, Elvis Merzlikins is 12-7-5 with a goals-against average of 2.19 and save percentage of .930.
Recent Betting Trends
- New York is 5-2 in its last 7
- The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Rangers last 10
- Columbus is 9-3 in its last 12
- The UNDER has cashed in 36 of the Blue Jackets last 54
Columbus will be playing the back half of a back-to-back on Friday when hosting the Rangers. The Blue Jackets have won four of the last five when playing the second game of a back-to-back and have won nine of their last 12 overall. The Rangers have lost four of the last five head-to-head with the Blue Jackets. Final Score Prediction, Columbus Blue Jackets win 4-2.