The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils are both fighting to make the playoffs and the Metropolitan Division rivals square off Tuesday night in an important matchup. The Devils are home betting favorites in the NHL lines and playing some of their best hockey of the season right now.
Tuesday Night NHL Lines & Expert Prediction: Columbus vs. New JerseyNHL.tvRadio: 97.1 FM (Columbus) / 101.9 FM (New Jersey)Opening NHL Lines: Devils -110, Jackets -110 (5.5)
Season SeriesThis will be the last regular-season meeting. On Dec. 5 in Columbus, the Devils won 4-1. Stefan Noesen, Taylor Hall and rookie Jesper Bratt each had a goal and an assist for New Jersey. Schneider stopped 41 shots and shut out the Blue Jackets in the last two periods. Travis Zajac also scored and rookie Nico Hischier had two assists for the Devils. Nick Foligno scored and Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves for the Blue Jackets, who were 0-for-6 on the power play.On Dec. 8 in New Jersey, the Jackets won 5-3. Artemi Panari had five assists, tying a franchise record set by Espen Knutsen against Calgary on March 24, 2001. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Lukas Sedlak, Scott Harrington, Alexander Wennberg and Zach Werenski scored for Columbus. Bobrovsky made 21 saves. Brian Boyle, Marcus Johansson and Blake Coleman had the New Jersey goals. Schneider stopped 23 shots.Finally, on Feb. 10, the Devils lost 6-1 in Columbus. Panarin and Oliver Bjorkstrand each had a goal and an assist, and Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots for Columbus. Josh Anderson, Foligno and Matt Calvert also scored. Keith Kinkaid, playing in place of an injured Cory Schneider, stopped 44 shots for the Devils.
Latest NHL Lines Trends
- Columbus is 3-9 ATS in the last 12 games
- Columbus is 2-8 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Columbus’s last 6 games
- New Jersey is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- New Jersey is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of New Jersey’s last 6 games