Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction: Oilers to Win and Total to go Under
- Feb 25, 2023, 3:02:57 PM
The Edmonton Oilers are set to visit the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game that could have serious playoff implications. Both teams have been inconsistent this season, making this game an exciting and unpredictable contest. This article provides a comprehensive analysis of both teams, current trends, and injury reports to make a prediction on the game's outcome.
The Edmonton Oilers have had an up-and-down season, with a 32-19-8 record overall. They have an 18-8-3 record in road games and are coming off a convincing 7-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, with Connor McDavid scoring two goals. They have scored 67 power-play goals, ranking first in the Western Conference. Leon Draisaitl has scored 35 goals with 52 assists for the Oilers, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has six goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets have struggled this season, with an 18-35-5 record overall and 12-18-2 at home. The Blue Jackets are 11-17-1 in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponents. Patrik Laine has 16 goals and 19 assists for the Blue Jackets, while Kirill Marchenko has three goals and one assist over the last 10 games. They won 3-2 in overtime in the previous meeting with the Oilers.
The total has gone OVER in six of Edmonton's last seven games, while Columbus' last five games have gone UNDER. Edmonton is 2-4 SU in their last six games, and Columbus is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games. The total has gone OVER in 10 of Edmonton's last 12 games on the road and OVER in nine of their last 13 games when playing on the road against Columbus.
Public Betting Data
The Oilers are favored to win, with a moneyline of -107 and a puck line of -1.5. The total is set at over/under 7, with -115 on the under and +104 on the over.
Given the Oilers' impressive road record and the Blue Jackets' struggles at home, Edmonton is predicted to win this game. However, the total is expected to go under, with both teams' recent trends indicating a low-scoring game.
Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5
Disclaimer: The prediction in this article is only the writer's opinion and is not a guarantee of a win. Betting is a risk, and readers should bet responsibly.