The Columbus Blue Jackets are in Montreal tonight where they take on the Canadians in the second game of a home and home. The Blue Jackets won last nights meeting 5-2 but they haven’t had much luck versus the Canadians over the past few seasons winning just 2 of the last 8 meetings.
Head to Head Trends
Blue Jackets are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Under is 12-5-2 in the last 19 meetings.
Montreal Canadians (-170)
The Montreal Canadians are 5th in the Atlantic Division with 52 points 9 points back of the 1st place Florida Panthers. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago the Canadians were in 1st place and looking like one of the better teams in the entire league but that’s certainly not the case anymore as they are in the middle of an epic collapse. Since early December the Canadians have won just 5 of their last 23 games which is almost unbelievable especially considering they started the season 9-0.
Montreal Canadians Trends
Canadians are 5-18 in their last 23 overall.
Canadians are 22-8 in their last 30 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Columbus Blue Jackets (+160)
The Columbus Blue Jackets are last in the Metropolitan Division with 41 points which is also good for last place overall in the entire NHL. The Blue Jackets have struggled all season they actually lost their first 8 games of the season but they have been especially bad on the road where they have just a 9-16-1 record. Away from home the Blue Jackets are averaging just 2.35 goals per game on offense while allowing 3.15 goals per game on defense for a -0.80 goal differential.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends
Blue Jackets are 1-6 in their last 7 road games.
Blue Jackets are 3-13 in their last 16 in the second game of a home-and-home situation.
Even though I’m born and raised in Canada I’m a life long Bruins fan and as a Bruins fan I have a certain “hate” for the Canadians so I don’t mind seeing the Canadians struggle like this at all actually I’m really enjoying it. So even though I hate the Canadians so very much and I think the -170 odds are probably higher then they should be I still have to go with them over the Blue Jackets in this one, I just don’t think they are going to lose back to back games to the worst team in the league.
Free Pick: Montreal Canadians -170