Winnipeg Jets vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Jets vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction 3/17/2024

The Winnipeg Jets (42-19-5) travel to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets (23-34-11) on Sunday, March 17th. This game will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.

Jets vs Blue Jackets

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Jets are in 4th place in the Western Conference with a record of 42-19-5. In the Central Division, Winnipeg is in 3rd place. On the road this season, the Jets have gone 19-10-3.

When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, Winnipeg has gone 25-15 this season. Over their last ten games, the Jets have a record of 6-4.

On the road, the Jets have a puck line record of 16-16 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is +.3 goals per game. So far, Winnipeg has 30 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, the Jets have a puck line record of 35-31, including going 6-4 in their last ten games. In their last five road games, Winnipeg is 3-2 vs. the puck line.

In their previous game, the Jets hosted the Ducks and game away with a 6-0 win. Against the Ducks, the Jets’ offense scored in all three periods. Winnipeg’s three power-play goals contributed to their total of 6 goals. Their offensive performance came with 38 shots on goal and two giveaways.

Winnipeg came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Blue Jackets have gone 13-17-5, and they have gone 4-2-1 when they have been favored. In their last ten games, Columbus has gone 4-6, and they come into this game having gone 2-3 in their last five games.

So far this year, the Blue Jackets have gone 23-34-11, and they have gone 10-31 against Eastern Conference teams. In the Metropolitan Division, Columbus is in 8th place, and they have gone 4-16 in divisional games.

Through 67 games, the Blue Jackets have an average scoring differential of -.6 goals per game. So far, they have played 39 games that have been decided by multiple goals.

Overall, Columbus has a puck line record of 39-28, and they have gone 36-24 against the puck line as the underdog. The Blue Jackets’ average scoring differential at home is -.5 goals per game, and their puck line record at home is 20-15.

The Blue Jackets played host to the Sharks in their previous game and emerged with a 4-2 win. The Blue Jackets’ offense scored in each period against the Sharks. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 20 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.

Columbus also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

Winnipeg Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 17th position in the league. So far this year, the Jets are 20-10 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 21-9 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 25-34-7. Throughout the season, they have played 33 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.5 goals per game.

Blue Jackets Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Blue Jackets come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 20th position in the league. The Columbus offense is ranked 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 29th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Blue Jackets’ stands at 31-33-3. They have had 33 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Winnipeg Team Defense

Winnipeg defense takes on the Blue Jackets ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 3rd in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.

Columbus Team Defense

The Blue Jackets defense is currently 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.3 shots per game against Columbus. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 29th with 1 shutouts.

Jets vs Blue Jackets Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Jets have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Columbus has an puck line mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Blue Jackets have a strong record vs the puck line going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • As the betting favorite, the Jets have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Jets vs Blue Jackets Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Blue Jackets to pick up on a win over the Jets at home. With the moneyline sitting at +207, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Blue Jackets straight-up.

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 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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