Blue Jackets vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/8

Blue Jackets vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/8

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Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - NHL Clash

Introduction

Get ready for an intense matchup as the St. Louis Blues take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. This preview includes an in-depth analysis, featuring player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on December 8, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

 

St. Louis Blues

The Blues, with a record of 13-11-1, are set to face the Columbus Blue Jackets, who stand at 8-15-5 in the season.

Goaltender Duel:

Blues' goaltenders Jordan Binnington and Joel Hofer have stats of 2.99 GA/G and .912 SV%, and 3.04 GA/G and .901 SV%, respectively. Blue Jackets' goaltenders Elvis Merzlikins and Spencer Martin showcase 3.10 GA/G and .910 SV%, and 3.20 GA/G and .902 SV%, respectively.

 

Game Information

The game is scheduled at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH, on December 8, 2023, at 5:00 PM. The Blues are favored with a -125 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Robert Thomas for the Blues and Zach Werenski for the Blue Jackets. Thomas leads with 25 points and 8 goals, while Werenski boasts 20 points and 1 goal.

 

Injury Report

The Blues have no injured players, while the Blue Jackets have key players like Erik Gudbranson, Patrik Laine, Elvis Merzlikins, Cole Sillinger, and Adam Boqvist listed on the injury report.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
St. Louis Blues 2.88 3.16 29.4 33.2 166 7 9.5 15 78.3 6 0
Columbus Blue Jackets 2.85 3.37 29.9 33.7 202 11 13.8 10 87.2 0 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

St. Louis Blues

The Blues suffered a 6-3 loss against Vegas (12/6) in their recent game.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets lost in overtime to LA (12/5) with a score of 4-3.

 

Prediction

The Columbus Blue Jackets, despite their challenging season, have a chance to turn things around in this matchup against the St. Louis Blues. With key players like Robert Thomas leading the Blues, the Blue Jackets' defensive strategy and home advantage could be the deciding factors in securing a victory.

Look for the Blue Jackets to capitalize on their opponents' weaknesses, making the most of their offensive opportunities and defensive prowess to outplay the St. Louis Blues in this game.

 

Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets to Win

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