Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blue Jackets and Oilers. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Oilers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 7 goals.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.

WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Oilers to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blue Jackets (+1.5)

Can the Blue Jackets Pull Off a Road Win?

On the season, the Blue Jackets have struggled, going 14-22-9 overall and 9-23 in the Eastern Conference. In their division, Columbus is in 8th place, and they are 15th in the conference standings. Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets are just 3-7, and they have lost four of their last five games.

When playing on the road, Columbus has a record of 5-9-5, and as the underdog, they have gone 13-20-8 this season. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Blue Jackets have a record of 3-13, and they have been the underdog in 41 of their 45 games this season.

As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 26-15 on the season, including going 6-4 in their last ten games. Overall, Columbus has 14 road wins by multiple goals compared to just 17 losses by multiple goals.

On the road, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 14-5, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.8 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Columbus has a puck line record of 7-3.

For the season, Columbus’ games have finished with an average of 6.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.5. Overall, the Blue Jackets have an over/under record of 23-20-2.

In their last three road games, Columbus has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Blue Jackets come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. So far this year, the Blue Jackets are 4-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-16 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Columbus’ leading scorer is Kirill Marchenko. So far, he has 14 goals which is 79th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchenko has 10 assists this season.

The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Elvis Merzlikins comes into the game having made 25 starts this season. So far, his record is 8-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.825%.

Can Edmonton Deliver Being Favored at Home?

At home this season, the Oilers are 13-6-1 and have won four straight games. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in third place with a record of 10-4 and has won ten straight games as the favorite.

Over their last ten games, the Oilers have won ten straight games and have a record of 26-15-1. In the Western Conference, Edmonton is in sixth place and has been favored in 34 of their 42 games.

Edmonton enters the game with a puck line record of 20-22 and an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. So far, the Oilers have 18 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten home games.

As the favorite, Edmonton has an overall puck line mark of 17-17, and they have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line in their last three games. So far, the Oilers have been favored in 34 games and have an average scoring margin of +1.1 goals per game in those contests.

For the season, Edmonton’s games have finished with an average of 6.5 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.7. Overall, the Oilers have an over/under record of 18-21-3.

Columbus has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. This year, the Oilers have recorded a 18-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-6 record.

Edmonton will be looking for a good game from Zach Hyman who leads the team in scoring with 28 goals, ranking 6th in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 17 assists.

The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Calvin Pickard has started six games this season. His current record stands at 4-2, and his save percentage is 0.34%.