Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers prediction
Despite all those injuries this season, the Jackets are playing great hockey. They stick together as a defensive unit, even more than before all those missings. They have a great coach in Tortorella and the Jackets allow just 2.4 goals per game which is the best in the NHL. They have a strong special teams, in particular their Kill: 82.7 PK% which is the 8th best.
Elvis got his rest yesterday so he is expected in net which is good news since he is THE BEST home goalie this season in the NHL with a 1.24 GAA (!) / 0.96 Sv% (!!).
Forwards Wennberg ( 20 points ), Texier ( 13 points ), Jones ( 30 points for a def ) and Atkinson ( 26 points ) are all injured out.
So with four goals till the 55th minute yesterday i was already counting my money but just like that we got OT with a 3-3 score.
-Under is 5-1 in Blue Jackets last 6 games as a home favorite.
The Rangers on the other side are the worst offensive team on the road with a 4.22 xGF (!) while they are not bad defensively with on the road a solid 239 HDCA ( 8th ).
-Under is 3-1-1 in Rangers last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
Igor is expected in net and he is 3-0 in February with a 1.72 GAA / 0.95 Sv% (!). He lost against the Jacks this season, but recorded a solid 2.01 GAA / 0.93 Sv%.
Hence backing the under.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers betting tips
Under 6.0 ( Including OT ) (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.65 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-3 WON (+5.2 units)
The betting odds are from the time when the article was published and are subject to change. Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers match preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder). The predictions are verified and provided in good faith, but no earnings are guaranteed. Please play responsibly.