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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction & Betting Tips 29/2/2024

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes 29/2/2024:
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Blue Jackets (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

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Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Hurricanes versus the Blue Jackets? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

The Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 in this Metropolitan division showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6.5 goals. Check out BetCoco for Columbus Blue Jackets – Carolina Hurricanes odds

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back on the last three head-to-head matchups between Columbus and Carolina, the Hurricanes hold the edge with a record of 2-1. Not only does the team have the better record, but they have won in convincing fashion, posting an average scoring differential of 2 points.

  • Across the Hurricanes last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 8-2 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Columbus has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blue Jackets have an puck line mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Columbus posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 7-3 and an puck line mark of 4-6.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction

Carolina is currently in 4th place in the Eastern Conference with 76 points and a record of 35-18-6. In the Metropolitan Division, the Hurricanes are in 2nd place with a record of 10-6.

Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games. On the road this season, the Hurricanes have gone 16-11-2.

On the offensive side, the Hurricanes are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 11th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. Coming into the game, the Hurricanes have a 23-15 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 11-1.

Goalie Spencer Martin gets the start and has made 14 starts this season. His record at this point is 6-8, and his save percentage is 0.486%.

At home this season, the Blue Jackets have gone 10-15-4 and have been the underdog in 53 of their 58 games. In the Eastern Conference, Columbus is in 16th place and 8th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have gone 4-6.

Overall, Columbus is 19-29-10 and has 48 points. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets have gone 10-27. For the season, they have been the underdog in 53 games and have gone 17-27-9 in those contests. In their last five games, the Blue Jackets have gone 2-3.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 22nd in the league. The Blue Jackets went 8-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 11-19.

Goalie Daniil Tarasov gets the start and has made 13 starts this season. His record at this point is 4-7, and his save percentage is 0.402%.

With the Hurricanes being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Hurricanes.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Tips

  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Blue Jackets (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Columbus Blue Jackets Injury Report

  • Patrik Laine – Shoulder – Out
  • Alexandre Texier – Illness – Questionable
  • Adam Fantilli – Leg – Out

Carolina Hurricanes Injury Report

  • Antti Raanta – Lower Body – Out
  • Frederik Andersen – Blood Clots – Out

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