Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction 4/16/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (52-22-7) travel to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets (26-43-12) on Tuesday, April 16th. This game will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes 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 Predators. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Hurricanes vs Blue Jackets

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The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

Carolina comes into this game with a record of 52-22-7, which has them in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 8-2 and have won five straight games. On the road this season, Carolina is 25-12-3 and has won four in a row away from home.

As the favorite, the Hurricanes have gone 49-18-7 this year and have won five straight games when favored. In the Eastern Conference, Carolina has gone 35-14 and has won three straight games.

On the season, the Hurricanes have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game, and they have won 35 games by multiple goals. In their last 10 games, Carolina has gone 7-3 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 37-44.

When playing on the road, the Hurricanes’ average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game, and their puck line record away from home is 19-21. This season, Carolina has been favored in 74 games and has a puck line record of 33-41 in those games.

The Hurricanes most recently took on the Blackhawks and secured a win with a score of 4-2. During the first period, the Hurricanes started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Out of Carolina’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 34 shots on goal and had two giveaways.

Carolina also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 6 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Columbus has gone 16-19-5 and are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. In the Eastern Conference, they sit in 16th place with a record of 26-43-12 and have lost four straight games. As the underdog, the Blue Jackets are 22-41-11 this season and have lost four straight games when not favored.

Over their last ten games, Columbus has gone just 3-7 and are 1-4 in their last five games. In games against other Eastern Conference opponents, the Blue Jackets have gone 12-37 this season.

As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 41-33 this season. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 44-37, including a mark of 23-17 at home. In their last ten home games, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 8-2.

So far, Columbus has lost four straight games against the puck line and has an average scoring margin of -0.8 goals per game. In their 74 games as the underdog, the Blue Jackets have a scoring margin of -1 goal per contest.

Coming off a 6-4 loss on the road to the Predators, the Blue Jackets are hoping to bounce back today. Throughout the game against the Predators, Blue Jackets’ offense managed to score in every single period. In the game, Columbus managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 37 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Columbus not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 10 goals.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes’ offense during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.

The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 32-47-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 41 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.

Blue Jackets Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Blue Jackets are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 27th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. Coming into the game, the Blue Jackets have a 9-11 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 16-29.

For the season, the over/under record of the Blue Jackets’ stands at 38-38-5. They have had 41 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 1st in shutouts, coming in with 8 shutouts.

Columbus Team Defense

Defensively, the Blue Jackets come into the season ranked 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 34.1 shots per game against Columbus. For the season, they are ranked 31st in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Blue Jackets Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Carolina has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Columbus has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • The last ten games that Columbus was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their puck line record was 5-0 in these scenarios.

Hurricanes vs Blue Jackets Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Hurricanes is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -264, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Blue Jackets to cover. Even in the event of a Hurricanes victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, 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.

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

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