Betting on today’s Blue Jackets and Jets game? Catch the action at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB, as the Jets hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Jets are the home favorites against the Blue Jackets in a non-conference matchup.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS VS WINNIPEG JETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Winnipeg Jets -1.5

This game will be played at Canada Life Centre at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.

WHY BET THE WINNIPEG JETS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Blue Jackets winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Blue Jackets on the moneyline (+206)
  • The Blue Jackets are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Blue Jackets Win on the Road?

Through 41 games, the Blue Jackets have a record of 13-20-9, placing them 15th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, Columbus has gone 5-8-5 this season.

As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have gone 12-17-8 this season. In their last ten games, Columbus has gone 3-7, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.

On the road this season, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 14-4, including going 5-0 in their last five games. Overall, their puck line record is at 26-15.

So far, Columbus has 14 losses by multiple goals and 14 losses by just one goal. In their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 7-3.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Columbus is 6.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Blue Jackets come in with an over/under record of 22-18-1.

Columbus has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

For their offensive performance, the Blue Jackets come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Coming into the game, the Blue Jackets have a 3-4 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-14.

Columbus’ leading goal scorer is Kirill Marchenko. So far this season, he has 13 goals, placing him 68th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchenko has 9 assists this season.

Defensively, the Jets are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 25th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Elvis Merzlikins comes into the game having made 23 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-8 and he has a save percentage of 0.913%.

Can the Jets Lock in a Home Win?

With a record of 26-9-4, the Jets are in 1st place in the Western Conference and the Central Division. They have won six straight games and their home record is 13-5-2.

Overall, Winnipeg is favored in 26 of their 39 games and they have won six straight games as the favorite. In the Western Conference, the Jets have gone 16-10 and have won five straight games.

At home this season, the Jets have an average scoring differential of +1.0 goals per game. So far, their puck line record at home is 13-7, and they have won four straight games at home against the puck line.

Overall, Winnipeg has 20 wins by multiple goals and has gone 24-15 against the puck line. In their last ten games, the Jets have a puck line record of 6-4.

This season, Winnipeg’s games have an average of 5.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Jets come in with an over/under performance of 15-19-5.

Columbus has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

For their offensive performance, the Jets come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 8th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Jets offense is 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the NHL.

Winnipeg’s current leading scorer is Kyle Connor. This season, he has 17 goals, which puts him 27th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Connor has 11 assists this season.

The Jets defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Columbus, goalie Connor Hellebuyck has started 29 games in this season. His current record is 20-6, and his save percentage stands at 0.961%.