Senators at Blue Jackets 12/31/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators
Date & Time: 1/1/2019, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: CBJ -265 Total 5.5
TV Channel: FSOH

Ottawa will be able to come into this game with the proud owners of four straight losses. However, the senators are going to be looking to right those losses against the Blue Jackets. The difficult part is it could be more of a challenge because the Blue Jackets fairly decent is here. One good thing the Senators do have going for them though, is the fact the Blue Jackets has been beaten and some games and when they are beaten they get beaten pretty good.

Now, it's easy to say that that does distinct advantage in this game as the offense is playing decently as their scoring 3.18 goals per game the downside is the defense for the Senator's is horrible and allowing 3.95 goals per game. When it comes to the power play the Senators convert on 22%. The penalty kill for the Senators isn't that good at 74.5%.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are going to be looking to bounce back from a 4 to 2 Maple Leafs. However, the Blue Jackets are a team that has been able to bounce back really well from previous losses. Prior to the loss the Maple Leafs their last loss was to the Anaheim Ducks and that was before the Christmas break. Now, the Blue Jackets will be facing on Senators team that has a very weak defense that could help the Blue Jackets out in this game as the offense did not really get going in the last loss.

The Blue Jackets the offense has been decent as they have been able to score 3.24 goals a game. The defense for the Blue Jackets has stepped up and improved to 3.03 goals allowed per game. One problem the Blue Jackets will have going forward on the season is the power-play that is unable to convert the PowerPlay converts only a 13.4%. The penalty kill for the Blue Jackets is at 79.2%.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Senators are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.

Blue Jackets are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
Over is 14-6-2 in Senators last 22 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Under is 7-0 in Blue Jackets last 7 home games.

Free NHL Pick: Under 5.5

In this game, the Blue Jackets can the bounce back from the loss to the Maple Leafs and facing the Ottawa Senators makes it easier. Look for the Blue Jackets to actually come to the game have a good offense of showing and have a defense that is able to slow down the Senators rather easily. Look for the Senators defense to struggle to slow down the Blue Jackets resurgent offense in this game as a Blue Jackets bring home a win in Columbus. Final Score Prediction Columbus Blue Jackets win 4-1.



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