The Columbus Blue Jackets (14-22-9) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (26-15-1) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN+. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blue Jackets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Devils. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Blue Jackets vs Oilers
The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As the Blue Jackets head into tonight’s game against the Oilers, they find themselves in 15th place in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 14-22-9. They have struggled recently, going just 1-4 in their last five games and 3-7 over their last ten.
On the road this season, Columbus is 5-9-5, and as the underdog, they have gone 13-20-8. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets have gone 9-23, and in divisional games, they are just 3-13.
As the underdog, Columbus has a puck line record of 26-15 this season. They have gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games and 6-4 in their last ten. When playing on the road, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 14-5.
Overall, Columbus has 17 losses by multiple goals compared to 14 losses by just one goal. Their average scoring margin for the season sits at -0.8 goals per game, and they have a puck line record of 27-18.
The Blue Jackets aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss at home to the Devils. The Blue Jackets started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Against New Jersey, Columbus’ offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 30 shots on goal overall.
As the underdog, Columbus suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Oilers are 13-6-1 and have won four straight games in Edmonton. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in third place, and they have gone 10-4 in divisional games. Overall, the Oilers have a record of 26-15-1, and they have won 13 games in a row.
Against Western Conference teams, the Oilers have a record of 15-8, and they have been favored in 34 of their 42 games. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 10-0, and they have won ten straight games when they have been favored.
Edmonton enters the game with a puck line record of 20-22 and an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. The Oilers have 18 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games at home.
This season, the Oilers have been favored in 34 games and have gone 17-17 against the puck line in those games. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin when favored is +1.1 goals per game.
The Oilers are coming off a 3-1 road win over the Flames. The Oilers managed to find the net two times in the 3rd period against the Flames, following their one goal in the first period. In the game, Edmonton managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Edmonton also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.
Columbus Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Blue Jackets are averaging 3 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 24th in the league. In terms of the Blue Jackets’ offense during power plays, they are 29th in power play goals and 32nd in shorthanded goals.
The Blue Jackets come in with an over/under record of 23-20-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass the 7 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.8 per game.
Oilers Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 12th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Oilers offense is 9th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the NHL.
This season, the Oilers’ have an over/under record of 18-21-3. Throughout the season, they have played 21 games that did not exceed the 7 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.
Columbus Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Blue Jackets’ defense is 28th in takeaways at 5.8 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.5 goals per game which is 4th in the NHL.
Edmonton Team Defense
The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 2 shutouts.
Blue Jackets vs Oilers Trends
- In their last three road games, Columbus has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- Although Edmonton has a straight up record of 8-2 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 7-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Oilers have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
- Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Columbus has an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Blue Jackets to secure a victory over the Oilers on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +287, I’m locking in my bet on the Blue Jackets straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blue Jackets winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blue Jackets straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 7 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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