It’s the last night of NHL action before the league take a few days off for the All-Star Break, which may prove to be a welcome relief for a lot of players. The NHL season is a real grind, so it’s always nice for the players to get a chance to recharge the batteries, especially with the heat rising in the second half of the season as the playoff races become even more intense. While some teams are sure to be happy to see the break arriving, there will also be others who will be a little disappointed, as an extended break can often mean seeing momentum killed a little.
The Winnipeg Jets are probably one of the teams who will welcome the break, as they have not been playing particularly good hockey of late. On the flipside, the Columbus Blue Jackets would love for the season to just keep rolling along given how well they have been playing of late. These two will hook up on Wednesday night as they both look to finish the first half of the season on a high note. The Blue Jackets are favored by 1 ½ at home, with the goal total for this one set at 5 ½.
Jets vs Blue Jackets 2020 NHL Odds, Game Info & Prediction
- When: Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 PM EST
- Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
- TV: RSN
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- NHL Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets -1.5 (Total 5.5)
Why bet on the Winnipeg Jets?The Winnipeg Jets are somewhat limping to the end of the first half of the season, going just 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. After losing 4-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night, the Jets have now lost 3 in a row to fall to 25-21-4 on the season. Their only saving grace at the moment is that the race for playoff spots in the Western Conference is incredibly tight, so while they have just 54 points on the season, they are only 3 points back of the final playoff spot in the conference.
That gap, though, will become bigger rather quickly of they cannot get back to winning ways. The Winnipeg Jets have been decent enough on the road, going 14-10-2, but that have been a fantastic bet against the spread away from home, going 18-8 ATS.
- Goals: 2.98
- Shots: 30.60
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.59
- Goals: 3.12
- Shots: 33.00
- PP/PK Percentage: 25.00
Why bet on the Columbus Blue Jackets?If truth be told, the Columbus Blue Jackets would probably sooner skip the All-Star Break and continue with the season. They are on a fantastic run of form right now, coming into this one having won 5 in a row, which has them at 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.
That positive run has them now sitting at 26-16-8 on the season, which means that they are sitting in the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, although they can move on up and out of there if they can maintain this positive run when the second half begins. While they have not been a great bet against the spread on home ice, going 12-14 ATS, they do have a solid home record of 15-9-2.
- Goals: 2.68
- Shots: 31.84
- PP/PK Percentage: 17.12
- Goals: 2.54
- Shots: 30.36
- PP/PK Percentage: 17.65
Jets vs Blue Jackets 2020 NHL Betting Trends
- Jets are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Winnipeg’s last 10 games against an opponent in the East conference
- Blue Jackets are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central division
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus’ last 6 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Jets vs Blue JacketsThis is the second meeting of the season for these two, with the Jets winning 4-3 on home ice in the last game. I think that the Blue Jackets will exact revenge here, winning and covering the spread on Wednesday night.
Score: Winnipeg Jets 2 – Columbus Blue Jackets 4