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Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils 12/16/2023:
  • Take the Devils on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Blue Jackets (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils Preview

Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Devils versus the Blue Jackets? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSOH. The game will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

The Devils come into this Metropolitan division matchup as the favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 6.5 goals. Check out BetCoco for Columbus Blue Jackets – New Jersey Devils odds

Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Devils and Blue Jackets did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Devils have a record of 2-1. However, against the puck line the Blue Jackets went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 1-2 on an average of 5 goals per game.

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 4-6 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Blue Jackets have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Devils have an overall record of 4-1 while going 1-4 against the spread.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils Prediction

Going into the game against Columbus, the Devils hold a 15-11-1 record. They have a 13-8-1 record when favored and 2-3-0 as underdogs. For away games this season, they have a 9-5-0 record, while they are 6-6-1 when playing at home.

The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 19th in the league. The New Jersey offense is ranked 3rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 21st in the NHL.

Goalie Vitek Vanecek comes into the game having made 17 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-5 and he has a save percentage of 0.722%.

Before their matchup against New Jersey, the Blue Jackets arrive with a 10-16-5 record. They hold a 1-2-1 record when considered the favorites and 9-14-4 when seen as the underdogs. On the road, they have gone 3-8-3 this season and are 7-8-2 at home.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blue Jackets are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 14th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. The Blue Jackets went 2-4 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 8-12.

Columbus goalie Daniil Tarasov will be playing in his first game of the season. Last year, he played in 17 games and had a record of 4-11. His save percentage for the year was 0.5%.

Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Devils picking up a 4-3 win.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils Betting Tips

  • Take the Devils on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Blue Jackets (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Columbus Blue Jackets Injury Report

  • Damon Severson – Upper Body – Out
  • Boone Jenner – Jaw – Out
  • Jack Roslovic – Ankle – Out
  • Patrik Laine – Shoulder – Out
  • Adam Boqvist – Shoulder – Out

New Jersey Devils Injury Report

  • Dougie Hamilton – Upper Body – Out
  • Tomás Nosek – Upper Body – Out
  • Nolan Foote – Upper Body – Out
  • Brian Halonen – Lower Body – Out

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