Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 3/2/2024

The Columbus Blue Jackets (19-30-10) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (15-40-5) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. Both the Blue Jackets and Blackhawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Blue Jackets head into tonight’s game in Chicago, they find themselves in 16th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-30-10. Over their last ten games, Columbus has gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games. On the road this season, the Blue Jackets have gone 9-14-6.

So far this season, Columbus has been the underdog in 54 of their 59 games, and they have gone 17-28-9 in those games. When favored, the Blue Jackets have gone 2-2-1.

On the season, the Blue Jackets have lost 24 games by multiple goals compared to just 16 by one goal. So far, their puck line record is 33-26, and their average scoring margin is -.8 goals per game. In their last ten road games, their puck line record is just 4-6, and they have just one win by multiple goals in their last five road games.

So far, Columbus has been the underdog in 54 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 32-22. In their last ten games as the favorite, their puck line record is just 1-4, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.8 goals per game. This year, the Blue Jackets have dropped their last two games vs. the puck line.

After suffering a 4-2 loss at home to the Hurricanes, the Blue Jackets are looking to bounce back today. On offense, the Blue Jackets were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. Out of Columbus’ two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 22 shots on goal and had one giveaways.

Coming in as the underdog, Columbus not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At 15-40-5, Chicago is in 16th place in the Western Conference and 8th place in the Central Division. They are in the midst of a five-game losing streak and have gone just 1-9 in their last ten games. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Blackhawks are just 8-26.

Chicago has been the underdog in 58 of their 60 games this season, and they have gone 14-39-5 as the underdog. At home, the Blackhawks have gone 11-16-4 this season.

Chicago comes into the game with an overall puck line record of 27-33, including going 5-5 over their last ten games. So far this season, the Blackhawks have had 10 wins by more than one goal compared to 13 losses by more than one goal.

As the underdog, Chicago has a puck line record of 27-31, and their average scoring margin on the road is at -2.3 goals per game. Over their last five home games, the Blackhawks have gone 3-2 against the puck line.

Coming off a 5-0 loss at home to the Avalanche, the Blackhawks are hoping to bounce back today. In this game, Chicago’s offense had a challenging time against the Avalanche and failed to score. During the game, the Blackhawks’ offense had 11 turnovers and took 24 shots on goal while being shutout.

As the underdog, Chicago suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

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 24th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 22nd in the league. The Blue Jackets went 8-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 11-20.

The Blue Jackets come in with an over/under record of 28-28-3. Over the season, there have been 30 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.6 goals per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2 goals per game this season, ranking 32nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. The Chicago offense is ranked 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 24th in the NHL.

The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 22-36-2. For the season, they have had 30 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.

Columbus Team Defense

Defensively, the Blue Jackets come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.1 shots per game against Columbus. For the season, they are ranked 29th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Chicago Team Defense

Defensively, the Blackhawks are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Blue Jackets vs Blackhawks Trends

  • Across the Blue Jackets last three road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Chicago has an puck line record of 6-4 while averaging 1 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blackhawks have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Chicago posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Against the spread, the Blue Jackets have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Blue Jackets vs Blackhawks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blackhawks to defeat the Blue Jackets while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +109, I’m placing a wager on the Blackhawks to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blackhawks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blackhawks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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