Money Line Pick
A pair of Metropolitan Divison teams both coming off tough overtime games, take to the ice at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. The Blue Jackets slump home after an ugly showing against Buffalo. That also marked their third-straight loss. The Rangers were able to escape in overtime to claim their third-straight win. The Blue Jackets have won seven of the last 10 head-to-head meetings. Both teams will enter this tough division game tired, and that serves for surprises. With surprises, an underdog Rangers could easily sneak in and pick up a key road win. Something they did once already this season. Take New York on the money line.
Over Under Pick
The last three head-to-head meetings between New York and Columbus haven’t quite lived up to the hype, as they have all resulted in five-goal totals or less. That includes their most recent clash that saw Columbus escape with a 2-1 victory. The two prior meetings both resulted in 3-2 victories for both teams. The Rangers remain one of the top goal-scoring teams in the league, Columbus hasn’t quite been on the same level, but they have played there way into the top level of the Metro Divison. An under totals have been the trend, so taking the under 5.5 is the right call.