Jackets vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Jackets vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 3/23/2024

The Columbus Blue Jackets (23-35-12) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (37-25-7) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. The Golden Knights 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 Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

Blue Jackets vs Golden Knights

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The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Blue Jackets are in 16th place in the Eastern Conference with 58 points. In the Metropolitan Division, Columbus is in 8th place, and they have a record of 23-35-12 this season. On the road, the Blue Jackets have gone 10-17-7.

Over their last ten games, Columbus has gone just 3-7, and they have lost three straight games. As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have gone 19-33-11 this season.

On the season, the Blue Jackets have an average scoring differential of -.8 goals per game. They have gone 40-30 against the puck line this year, including a mark of 20-14 on the road.

So far, Columbus has been the underdog in all but seven games and has a puck line record of 37-26 as the underdog. In their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have gone just 3-7 against the puck line on the road.

In their most recent game, the Blue Jackets fell to the Avalanche on the road by a score of 6-1. The Blue Jackets started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. For the game, Columbus’ only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 24 shots on goal vs. Colorado.

Entering the game as the underdog, Columbus not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished with a 7 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.

The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 22-11-2, and they have been favored in 45 of their 69 games. In the Western Conference, Vegas is in 8th place and 4th in the Pacific Division.

Over their last 10 games, the Golden Knights have gone 4-6, and they have gone 37-25-7 overall this season. In their last three games, Vegas has gone 2-1, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games.

At home this season, Vegas has gone 18-17 vs. the puck line, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games at home. Overall, the Golden Knights have gone 34-35 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.2 goals per game.

When favored, Vegas has gone just 16-29 vs. the puck line, and they have 23 wins by more than one goal. In their last three games, the Golden Knights have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line, and they have gone 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five.

The Golden Knights recently hosted the Kraken and emerged victorious with a 3-1 win. In the 3rd period, the Golden Knights found the net two times against the Kraken after their one goal in the first period. Out of Vegas’ three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 37 shots on goal and had five giveaways.

Vegas secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 4 goals.

Columbus Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. Columbus’ offense is currently ranked 32nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 29th in the league.

For the season, the over/under record of the Blue Jackets’ stands at 33-33-4. They have had 36 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.6 goals per game.

Golden Knights Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. This year, the Golden Knights have recorded a 19-15 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-10 record.

This season, the Golden Knights’ have an over/under record of 34-35-0. Throughout the season, they have played 36 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Columbus Team Defense

The Blue Jackets defense is currently 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.4 shots per game against Columbus. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 29th with 1 shutouts.

Vegas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Golden Knights head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Vegas. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Blue Jackets vs Golden Knights Trends

  • Across the Blue Jackets last five road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • Vegas has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 5-5 and an puck line mark of 4-6.

Blue Jackets vs Golden Knights Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blue Jackets to come out with a win against the Golden Knights while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at +247, I’m placing my bet 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.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.

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

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