Puck Line Pick
Columbus is coming off a well-needed victory over the Vancouver Canucks in their previous game, but now its gut-check time as they visit Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. The Flames survived their Florida trip by shutting out the Panthers on their home ice. The Blue Jackets were able to get a win by two goals in that game against the Canucks. In their two prior games both losses, Columbus was still a strong play on the puck line, as they lost back-to-back games against Minnesota by a goal. Calgary hasn’t had the same success at home as they have on the road, so taking the Blue Jackets on the puck line is the right move.
Over Under Pick
In each of the Blue Jackets’ last eight games, the total has been five goals or more. Seven of the eight have resulted in six goals or more. Calgary has found the net at least three times a game in each of its last 10 games. Columbus will need to slow down and limit the Flames, but they haven’t in recent meetings, as Calgary has scored at least three goals in the last three meetings. Two of which saw the Flames light up the net at least six times. Therefore a play on an over 5.5 goal total is the right choice.