The Columbus Blue Jackets (6-11-4) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (11-8-0) on Sunday, November 26th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. The Blue Jackets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lightning. Puck drop is set for 5:00 ET.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes
The Columbus Blue Jackets Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Blue Jackets currently hold an overall record of 6-11-4. When playing on the road, Columbus has a 2-5-3 record, while they are 4-6-1 at home. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 16th in the Eastern conference. This season, Columbus’ average scoring margin is -0.7, which has their puck line record at 4-17. Their average home scoring margin is -0.5, and in road games, it stands at -0.9.
The Blue Jackets are coming off a 2-1 road win over the Devils. In the first period, the Blue Jackets found success on offense with two times, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. In the game, Columbus managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.
Going into the game, Columbus was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they head into their game vs. the Blue Jackets, the Hurricanes have a 11-8-0 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 6-2-0, and they have 5-6-0 mark on the road. This record has them sitting 4th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 9th in the Eastern conference. This season, Carolina’s average scoring margin is -0.1, which has their puck line record at 6-13. Their average home scoring margin is +.5, and in road games, it stands at -0.5.
The Hurricanes are looking to bounce back from a 8-2 loss at home to the Lightning. Offensively, the Hurricanes registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Carolina’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 24 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.
Carolina took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 10 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Columbus Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Blue Jackets come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 9th position in the league. So far this year, the Blue Jackets are 1-4 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.
For the season, the over/under record of the Blue Jackets’ stands at 12-9-0. They have had 12 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Hurricanes are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 15th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 11th in the league. Carolina’s offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.
This season, the Hurricanes have an over/under record of 10-9-0. Throughout the season, they have played 10 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.8 per game.
Columbus Team Defense
The Blue Jackets’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 21st in takeaways and an average of 5.7 takeaways per contest. They hold 4th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Carolina Team Defense
The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 5th with 2 shutouts.
Blue Jackets vs Hurricanes Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 8-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- Across their five previous home games, Carolina has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 2-1.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Blue Jackets have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Hurricanes are the way to go. However, with a payout of -286, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Blue Jackets to cover. Even if the Hurricanes manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Blue Jackets should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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