New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets 12/11/22 NHL Picks, Predictions & Odds
Columbus Blue Jackets (4-9) vs. New York Islanders (9-6)
November 12, 2022 at 7:30 PM EDT
The Line: New York Islanders -233 / Columbus Blue Jackets +185; Plus/minus: +6
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The Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders meet Saturday night in NHL action from UBS Arena.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to build on their 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers last time out. Johnny Gaudreau has a game-high 12 points with a game-high 6 goals and 6 assists, while Boone Jenner and Zach Werenski each have 8 points with Jenner scoring 4 goals and 4 assists while Werenski has 8 points with 3 goals and 5 assists . Elvis Merzlikins went 2-5 with a 4.75 GAA and .863 save percentage, while Daniil Tarasov went 1-3 with a 3.57 GAA and .893 save percentage in Columbus goalie this year.
The New York Islanders will look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Arizona Coyotes in their last game. Brock Nelson leads the Islanders in scoring with 15 points, including 6 goals and 9 assists, while Mathew Barzal has a team-high 15 assists and Anders Lee also has 14 points with 8 goals and 6 assists. Ilya Sorokin has gone 6-4 with a 2.09 GAA and a .936 save percentage, while Semyon Varlamov is 3-2 with a 2.93 GAA and a .913 save percentage through time of this season.
Columbus is 17-39 in their last 56 road games and 9-23 in their last 32 games overall while the over is 20-8-2 in their last 30 games following a win. New York is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games while the over is 15-7-1 in their last 23 home games.
I understand the case is made either way here, but I’m looking at the bottom line. I don’t trust either team as far as I can throw them defensively right now, and while the Islanders continue to play that physical style, it hasn’t helped as they’ve had to come from behind in some of their last matches I think this one has at least 7 goals, so give me them here.
Chris Ruffolo Free Pick:
More than 6
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