Blue Jackets vs Senators Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/1

Blue Jackets vs Senators Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/1

© Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports

 

Ottawa Senators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - NHL Preview

Introduction

Get ready for an action-packed Eastern Conference showdown as the Ottawa Senators take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. In this preview, we'll dissect critical aspects of the game and unveil our ultimate prediction.

 

Ottawa Senators

The Senators, currently eighth in the Atlantic Division with an 8-9-0 record, are heading into this game after a tough loss against Florida (L5-0).

Goaltender Comparison:

Korpisalo and Forsberg will play pivotal roles in the Senators' defense against the Blue Jackets. With notable players like Kastelic and Greig on IR, the Senators face challenges.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets, eighth in the Metropolitan Division with a 7-13-4 record, aim to bounce back from their recent loss against Montreal (L4-2).

Injury Report:

The Senators miss Kastelic (IR until Nov 30) and Greig (IR until Nov 30), while the Blue Jackets have Sillinger listed as day-to-day and Severson on IR until Nov 30.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Ottawa Senators 3.47 3.47 32.1 30.4 14 18.9 15 74.6 1 0
Columbus Blue Jackets 2.88 3.42 30.5 33.4 8 11.0 7 89.2 0 0

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

Ottawa Senators

The Senators faced a tough stretch in their last five games, including a shutout loss against Florida (L5-0) and a close win against Calgary (W4-1).

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have had a challenging run, with losses to Montreal (L4-2) and Boston (L5-2) in their recent games.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and their recent defensive struggles, we predict that the total goals will exceed 6.5 in this game. Expect an entertaining matchup with both teams finding the back of the net frequently.

Keep an eye on Stutzle and Tkachuk for the Senators, and Jenner and Werenski for the Blue Jackets, as they contribute to a high-scoring affair.

 

Pick: Over 6.5 Goals

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