Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 4/7/2024

The Columbus Blue Jackets (26-39-12) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (48-22-7) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 5:00 ET.

Blue Jackets vs Hurricanes

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The Columbus Blue Jackets Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Blue Jackets are 16th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the Metropolitan Division. Columbus has an overall record of 26-39-12 and has gone 12-34 against Eastern Conference opponents. On the road this season, the Blue Jackets are 10-20-7 and have lost four straight games.

As the underdog, Columbus has gone 22-37-11 this season and has been the favorite in just seven games. Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have gone just 3-7 and have won three straight games when favored.

As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 41-29 this season. So far, Columbus has 17 wins by multiple goals and 31 losses by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin for the year is -0.7 goals per game.

On the road, the Blue Jackets’ puck line record this season is at 21-16. In their last ten road games, Columbus has a puck line record of 4-6. For the year, their average scoring differential on the road is at -1.1 goals per game.

In their last game, the Blue Jackets were the hosts against the Flyers, and they came away with a 6-2 win. In all three periods, the Blue Jackets’ offense found the net against the Flyers. Out of Columbus’ six goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 33 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, Columbus managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.

The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, Carolina has gone 26-10-4, and they have been favored in 70 of their 77 games. In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are in 3rd place and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, their record is 48-22-7, and they have 103 points.

Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3, and they have won two of their last three games. For the year, the Hurricanes have been favored in 45 of their 70 games as the favorite, and they have gone 33-14 against Eastern Conference opponents.

Carolina comes into the game with a puck line record of 33-44 overall and 29-41 when favored. So far this year, the team’s average scoring differential is +.7 goals per game, and they have 31 wins by multiple goals.

At home, the Hurricanes are 17-23 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.8 goals per contest. In their last ten home games, the team has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

The Hurricanes played host to the Capitals in their previous game and emerged with a 4-2 win. In the first period, the Hurricanes struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and three goals in the third. Of Carolina’s four goals, two came while in power play. They ended the game with 45 shots on goal and had two giveaways.

Carolina also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game concluded with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

Columbus Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. This year, the Blue Jackets have recorded a 9-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-27 record.

The Blue Jackets come in with an over/under record of 36-36-5. Over the season, there have been 39 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.5 goals per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Hurricanes come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 8th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This season, the Hurricanes have a 35-19 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 11-1 record.

The Hurricanes’ over/under record this season is 30-45-2. For the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Columbus Team Defense

The Blue Jackets defense is currently 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.9 shots per game against Columbus. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 31st with 1 shutouts.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Blue Jackets vs Hurricanes Trends

  • Although Columbus has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 4-6. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • Carolina has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Carolina has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Blue Jackets have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.

Blue Jackets vs Hurricanes Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Hurricanes. Nevertheless, given the payout of -430, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Blue Jackets to cover. Even if the Hurricanes win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Blue Jackets should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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