Planning on watching today’s Golden Knights and Blue Jackets game? Catch the action at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH, as the Blue Jackets hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Knights come into this non-conference matchup favored by -1.5 goals. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets +1.5

This game will be played at Nationwide Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Blue Jackets winning this game by a score of 4-2.
  • We like the Blue Jackets on the moneyline (+151)
  • The Blue Jackets are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Golden Knights Come Through as Road Favorites?

On the season, the Golden Knights have gone 33-21-7 and are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in 3rd place with a record of 11-7. On the road, the Knights are 14-12-5 and have lost two straight games away from home.

Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone just 3-7 and have lost two straight games as the favorite. For the season, Vegas has been favored in 37 of their 61 games and have gone 20-13-4 in those games.

On the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 16-15 against the puck line and 7-3 in their last ten road games. Overall, Vegas has 31 wins by multiple goals compared to 20 wins by one goal.

So far, the Golden Knights have been favored in 37 games and have a puck line record of 13-24 as the favorite. In their last ten games, Vegas has gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

This season, Vegas’ games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.1. The Golden Knights come in with an over/under performance of 30-31-0.

Vegas has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. Looking at how the Golden Knights’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 9th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Vegas’ offense is Jonathan Marchessault. Coming into the game he has 32 goals, ranking 12th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 21 assists this season.

The Blue Jackets defense is currently 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33 shots per game against Columbus. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 29th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Adin Hill comes into the game having made 25 starts this season. So far, his record is 15-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.648%.

Are the Blue Jackets Ready for a Home Win?

At home this season, the Blue Jackets have gone 10-16-4 and have been the underdog in 54 of their 60 games. In the Eastern Conference, Columbus is in 16th place and has a record of 10-28 against other teams from the East. Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have gone 4-6 and have lost two straight games as the underdog.

Overall, Columbus has a record of 20-30-10 and has been the underdog in 54 of their 60 games. Against teams from the Metropolitan Division, the Blue Jackets are in 8th place with a record of 4-15. Over their last five games, Columbus has gone 2-3 and have lost two straight games as the underdog.

As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have gone 32-22 vs. the puck line this year, and they have 24 losses by more than one goal. So far, Columbus has an average scoring margin of -0.7 goals per game.

At home, the Blue Jackets have gone just 15-15 vs. the puck line this season, and they have an average scoring margin of -0.7 goals per game. Their puck line record in their last ten home games is 5-5.

On average, Columbus’ games have finished with 6.6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Blue Jackets come in with an over/under record of 29-28-3.

In their last three road games, Vegas has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 4. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

On offense, the Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. Looking at how the Blue Jackets’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 31st in power play goals and 28th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Columbus’ offense is Boone Jenner. Coming into the game he has 19 goals, ranking 77th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Jenner has 9 assists this season.

Defensively, the Blue Jackets are currently 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 33 shots per game against Columbus. They also are 29th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Elvis Merzlikins comes into the game having made 34 starts this season. So far, his record is 12-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.843%.