Blue Jackets vs Sharks: NHL Picks & Predictions for March 14

Blue Jackets vs Sharks: NHL Picks & Predictions for March 14

The Columbus Blue Jackets will face off against the San Jose Sharks on March 14th, with both teams hoping to improve their standings. The Sharks are struggling with a 19-36-12 record and a -59 scoring differential, while the Blue Jackets are enduring a four-game losing streak. Who will come out on top? Read on for our analysis and NHL picks for today's game.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have a 20-38-7 record and have struggled on the road with a 7-18-5 record. However, they have a 7-6-6 record in games decided by one goal, which shows they can compete in close games. Kirill Marchenko has been a standout player for the Blue Jackets, with 16 goals this season. Elvis Merzlikins is listed as day-to-day, so it's uncertain if he'll play in this game.

San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have a slightly worse record than the Blue Jackets, with a 19-36-12 record. They have struggled at home with a 6-19-8 record and have conceded 251 goals while scoring 192. Erik Karlsson has been a standout player for the Sharks, with 20 goals and 64 assists this season. However, they will be missing several players due to injuries, including Markus Nutivaara and Luke Kunin.

Betting Trends:

The Blue Jackets are the favorites to win this game with odds of -130, while the Sharks have odds of +110. The over/under for this game is set at 5.5 goals. The consensus picks and parlays are leaning towards a win for the Blue Jackets.

Public Betting Data:

According to the public betting data, 67% of bets are being placed on the Blue Jackets to win this game. This suggests that the public is confident in the Blue Jackets' ability to end their losing streak.

Odds:

Columbus Blue Jackets: -130 San Jose Sharks: +110 Over/Under: 5.5

Injuries:

The Sharks will be missing several players due to injuries, including Markus Nutivaara, Jacob MacDonald, Luke Kunin, Radim Simek, and Jonah Gadjovich. The Blue Jackets will be missing Zach Werenski, Jake Bean, Sean Kuraly, and Justin Danforth, while Elvis Merzlikins is listed as day-to-day.

Prediction:

Based on the analysis of the two teams, we predict that the Columbus Blue Jackets will win this game. Despite their recent losing streak, they have shown they can compete in close games, and the Sharks have struggled at home this season. Our NHL picks for today are for the Blue Jackets to win (-130).

Pick - Blue Jackets -103

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