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NHL: Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 11/24/2023

The Columbus Blue Jackets (5-11-4) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (8-8-1) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Blue Jackets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Wings. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils

The Columbus Blue Jackets Are Coming Off A Win

This season, the Blue Jackets have a mark of 5-11-4. When going on the road, Columbus has a record of 1-5-3 record, while they are 4-6-1 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 8th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 16th in the Eastern conference. Looking at Columbus’ average scoring margin, it is -0.8, which has led to a puck line record of 4-16. When playing at home, their scoring margin is -0.5, and on the road, it is -1.1.

The Blue Jackets most recently faced the Blackhawks at home and achieved a 7-3 win. Looking at the Blue Jackets offense vs. the Blackhawks, they managed to score three goals in the opening period and four times in the second period. Of Columbus’ seven goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 26 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Columbus secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 10 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming into their game vs. Blue Jackets, the Devils have a 8-8-1 record. They hold a 3-4-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 5-4-0 on the road. Their current record places them 7th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 14th in the Eastern conference. New Jersey heads into the game with four wins by more than one goal, and lost seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 4-13.

Following a 4-0 loss on the road to the Red Wings, the Devils are eager to bounce back. The Red Wings defense proved to be too much for New Jersey’s offense, resulting in being shutout. During the game, the Devils’ offense had 6 turnovers and took 16 shots on goal while being shutout.

New Jersey took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 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 18th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. Looking at how the Blue Jackets’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 29th in power play goals and 30th in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Blue Jackets have an over/under record of 12-8-0. Coming into the game, they have played 12 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.6 goals per game.

New Jersey Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Devils offense is 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 16th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Devils’ is 13-4-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 13 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 7.4 goals per game.

Columbus Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Blue Jackets’ defense is 20th in takeaways at 5.6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 3rd in the NHL.

New Jersey Team Defense

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 19th in takeaways and an average of 6.6 takeaways per contest. They hold 25th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.4 goals given up per game.

Blue Jackets vs Devils Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Columbus has an puck line mark of 8-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-9 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Devils have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 2-3 and an puck line mark of 2-3.

Blue Jackets vs Devils Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blue Jackets to defeat the Devils while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +200, I’m placing a wager on the Blue Jackets to win outright.

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 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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

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