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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Free NHL Pick, Predictions and Odds

Vegas Golden Knights (31-21-4) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (30-20-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 9, 2019 (T-Mobile Arena)

Line and Odds:  Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 Over/Under: 6.5

ESPN NHL Scores Vegas Golden Knights vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Vegas Golden Knights are going to square off in NHL action tonight at T-mobile arena in Las Vegas. The Blue Jackets would definitely love to steal a victory from the Vegas Golden Knights’ home turf after splitting their last ten games. The Blue Jackets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are capitalizing on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. On the other hand, we have the Vegas Golden Knights, who are also struggling, having lost five of their last eight hockey games as well. Either way, this would make this fun game to watch and wager on.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Golden Knights have their share of leaders, including Cam Atkinson, who is leading the team with 29 goals. Artemi Panarin comes in with 40 assists and Pierre-Luc Dubos is leading the team with 125 shots on goal. On defense, the team is allowing 3.1 goals per game and they are killing just a hair under 84 percent of their opponent’s power play opportunities. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 107 goals on 1,091 shots faced and his counterpart Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 50 goals on 507 shots.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. They are averaging 2.9 goals a game as well. Several offensive leaders exist on the team, including Jonathan Marchessault checking in with 19 goals and Alex Tuch with 24 assists. William Karlsson rounds out the leader board with 116 shots on goal. On defense the Vegas Golden Knights are killing 84.1 percent of the other team’s power play opportunities. Moreover, the goaltending comes in at a respectable 2.7 goals per game. Marc Andre-Fleury has allowed 118 goals on 1,334 shots against and his teammate Malcolm Subban has let 22 goals slip through the crease on 228 shots against.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends 

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

Columbus is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road

Columbus is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games

Columbus is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Vegas Golden Knights Trends 

Vegas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Vegas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Vegas is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Vegas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

ESPN NHL Picks Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Naturally, this is a game that features two evenly-matched teams. One of the things that stirs the pot a bit more would have to be the fact both of these teams are right in the thick of things in their division. However, if I were betting on this one I would probably have to go with the Golden Knights. I really like their decent record at home and I feel like they are ready to get out of this funk. It might be close, but I’ll take Vegas this time.

Free NHL Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets +1.5

 

Vaden Chandler
Vaden Chandler is a writer who loves talking sports and analyzing the players behind the games. He holds a Master's Degree from Liberty University and teaches ESL when he is not writing about sports.
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