The Boston Bruins (14-3-3) travel to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets (6-12-4) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus and televised on ESPN+. Both the Bruins and Blue Jackets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Boston Bruins vs Columbus Blue Jackets
The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their 20 games, the Bruins have a 14-3-3 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 7-1-1 record, and their record on the road is 7-2-2. They are currently positioned 1st in the Eastern Atlantic division and 2nd in the Eastern conference. Looking at Boston’s average scoring margin, it is +1.0, which has led to a puck line record of 10-10. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +1.1, and on the road, it is +.8.
In their most recent game, the Bruins fell to the Rangers on the road by a score of 7-4. Against the Rangers, Bruins’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Out of Boston’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 31 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
Boston took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 11 goals.
The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
So far this season, the Blue Jackets have an overall record of 6-12-4. On the road, Columbus is 2-6-3 and 4-6-1 at home. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 16th in the Eastern conference. Columbus’ average scoring margin this season is -0.7, leading to an overall puck line record of 4-18. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -0.5, while on the road, it is -0.9.
Coming off a 3-2 loss on the road to the Hurricanes, the Blue Jackets are hoping to bounce back today. On offense, the Blue Jackets did not find the net in the first or second period but scored two goals in the third period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 23 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
Coming in as the underdog, Columbus not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
Boston Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Bruins come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. Boston’s offense is currently ranked 13th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 28th in the league.
The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 9-11-0. For the season, they have had 11 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Columbus Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Blue Jackets are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 20th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 8th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blue Jackets offense is 29th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.
This season, the Blue Jackets have an over/under record of 12-10-0. Throughout the season, they have played 12 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.
Boston Team Defense
The Bruins defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.4 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 1 shutouts.
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 2nd place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Bruins vs Blue Jackets Trends
- Through their last three road games, Boston has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Columbus has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 2-1.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Bruins have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.
If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Bruins is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -259, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Blue Jackets to cover. Even in the event of a Bruins victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Blue Jackets should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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