Edmonton vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction 3/7/2024

The Edmonton Oilers (38-20-2) travel to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets (21-31-10) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus 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 Penguins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Oilers vs Blue Jackets

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The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

As the fifth-place team in the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 38-20-2 this season. In the Pacific Division, they are in second place. Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 7-3 and they have won five straight games. On the road, the Oilers have gone 18-12-0 this season.

During the season, Edmonton has been favored in 51 of their 60 games and they have gone 34-15-2 in those games. Over their last three games, the Oilers have gone 3-0 and they have won five straight games as the favorite.

On the road this season, the Oilers have gone 13-17 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 29-31 overall. So far, Edmonton has 26 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.2 goals per game.

Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone just 4-6 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is 25-26. In their last three games, Edmonton has a puck line record of 1-2.

The Oilers are coming off a 2-1 road win over the Bruins. In the first and second periods, the Oilers couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. In the game, Edmonton managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

Edmonton’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Blue Jackets have gone 11-16-4, and in the Eastern Conference, they are in 16th place. In the Metropolitan Division, Columbus is in 8th place with a record of 4-16.

Overall, the Blue Jackets are 21-31-10, and they have 52 points. Over their last ten games, Columbus has gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games when favored.

As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have an overall puck line record of 33-23 and 13 wins by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin when not favored is at -0.8 goals per game.

At home, Columbus has gone 16-15 vs. the puck line this season and 5-5 in their last ten games. Their average scoring margin at home is -.6 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Blue Jackets fell to the Penguins on the road by a score of 5-3. In the first period, the Blue Jackets struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. The Columbus offense recorded 35 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.

Entering the game as the underdog, Columbus not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 6th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 6th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 8th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the league.

The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 26-31-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 31 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.4 per game.

Blue Jackets Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Blue Jackets come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 21st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blue Jackets offense is 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the NHL.

The Blue Jackets’ over/under record this season is 31-28-3. For the season, they have had 33 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Edmonton Team Defense

Edmonton defense takes on the Blue Jackets ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Columbus Team Defense

Columbus defense takes on the Oilers ranked 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 33.1 shots per game against Columbus. They also are 29th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Oilers vs Blue Jackets Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Oilers offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Edmonton posted an overall record of 4-1 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Columbus has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.

Oilers vs Blue Jackets Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blue Jackets to defeat the Oilers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +208, I’m placing a wager on the Blue Jackets to win outright.

Our projections have the Blue Jackets pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Blue Jackets, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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

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