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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils

Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils

NHL Hockey: Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (Prudential Center)

Moneyline: Columbus Blue Jackets -167 / New Jersey Devils +138

Over/Under: 6.5

ESPN NHL Pick Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils

The Devils host the Blue Jackets for tonight’s NHL action.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have had a mixed bag of late in terms of performance on the ice. They have won six out of their last twelve games. Their last game was against the Oilers, who beat them 4-0 at home.Now they hit the road to take on the Devils.Columbus are placed fifth in the metropolitan division with 75pts and sit between the Flyers who are placed sixth with 72pts and the Penguins who are placed fourth with 77pts. A win here would help the Blue Jackets overtake the Penguins and catch up to the Hurricanes who are placed third with 78pts. The Blue Jackets are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 38-17 in their last 55 games as a road favorite and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Metropolitan.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils come into this game with a slightly worse record than the Blue Jackets. They have only won two of their last seven games and at the moment are on a two game losing streak. Their latest loss came against the Flyers who beat them 6-3 at home.In addition to their poor run players like Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, Sami Vatanen, Cory Schneider, Miles Wood,  Stefan Noesen, Pavel Zachab find themselves injured and out if action meaning that the Devils will not be at full strength.The Devils sit at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division with 58pts and now have lost all hope of making it to the playoffs. The Rangers who are placed ahead of the Devils lead them by seven points. New Jersey are 16-38 in their last 54 games as an underdog, 21-45 in their last 66 games as a home underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall.

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Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Columbus is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Columbus is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Columbus is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing New Jersey

Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games

New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 6 games

New Jersey is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

New Jersey is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

ESPN NHL Pick New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus are clearly the better team coming into this encounter. They have won all six of their previous encounter with the Devils. The Blue Jackets simply have been playing better hockey of late and have racked up some impressive victories on the road recently. The Devils have been playing well of late but lack the firepower to finish games, and for this reason I believe that Columbus takes this one.

Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets -167