Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 22 (4/22): NHL

Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 22 (4/22): NHL

Credit: photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Senators money line -105
Senators spread +1.5 (-245)
Blue Jackets money line -115
Blue Jackets spread -1.5 (+205)
Over / under 6
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Ottawa Senators Columbus Blue Jackets
Record 29-41-7 35-36-6
Road / home record 16-20-3 16-21-2
Streak W1 L3
Goals per game 2.70 3.16
Goals allowed per game 3.22 3.68
Shots per game 30.2 29.9
Shots allowed per game 33.2 35.3
PP % 19.50% 17.3%
PK % 19.57% 21.27%
Over / under record 31-42-4 46-26-5

 

Preview

The Ottawa Senators continue on the road and will visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. This is the third and last time these teams face off this season and they're tied 1-1.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 16-23 on the road this season. They have a 29-48 record overall ranking 7th in the Atlantic division. The Senators are 18-21-6 in Eastern Conference play. Ottawa averages 9.9 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 115 total minutes. minutes.

Josh Norris leads the Senators with 33 goals and has 51 points. Tkachuk has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.

In their last 10 games the Senators are 5-5, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .905 save percentage..

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have lost their last 3 games and are 16-23 at home this season. Columbus has a 35-36-6 record overall ranking 6th in the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets are 20-24-2 against conference opponents. Columbus is seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Patrik Laine with 26.

Laine has 56 total points for the Blue Jackets, 26 goals and 30 assists. Roslovic has seven goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.

In their last 10 games the Blue Jackets are 3-7, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Ottawa are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against Columbus.

Ottawa are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Columbus are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 12 games at home.

Prediction

Both teams are already eliminated so they have nothing to play for on this game. The Senators are playing a little better lately and have won 5 of their last 7 games on the road. The Blue Jackets seem like they already gave up as they have lost 11 of their last 14 games. Take the Senators.

PICK: Senators ML (-105)

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