The Boston Bruins visit the Nationwide Arena in Columbus Friday where they take on the Blue Jackets. The Boston Bruins have dominated the Blue Jackets over the past few seasons winning the last 6 straight meetings overall and they have also won 4 of the last 6 meetings in Columbus.
Head to Head Trends
Bruins are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
Under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Columbus Blue Jackets (+123)
The Columbus Blue Jackets are last in the Metropolitan Division with just 13 points a full 14 points back of the 1st place Pittsburgh Penguins and just a point up on the Buffalo Sabres for the worst team in the entire NHL. The season actually started out pretty good for the Blue Jackets winning 4 of their first 6 games but then they got hit hard by the injury bug and lost 9 straight games. They have got some of their guys back from injury and have been playing better winning 2 of their last 3 games but even so they’re still not a playoff caliber type team. The Blue Jackets are near the bottom of the league on offense averaging 2.4 goals per game and they also actually have the worst defense in the league allowing 3.6 goals per game.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends
Blue Jackets are 2-10 in their last 12 overall.
Blue Jackets are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
Blue Jackets are 35-86 in their last 121 vs. a team with a winning record.
Boston Bruins (-136)
The Boston Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division with 24 points 7 points back of the 1st place Montreal Canadians but the Bruins do have a game in hand. The Bruins haven’t been the good dominant defensive style team this season like we’ve been used to seeing over the past few seasons. They started the season kind of slow winning just 2 of their first 6 games and then they picked it up winning 7 of their next 10 games but most of those games were against bad teams. Something interesting about the Bruins is that they have just 2 wins against teams that are currently over .500.
Boston Bruins Trends
Bruins are 7-2 in their last 9 overall
Bruins are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Metropolitan.
Bruins are 40-13 in their last 53 vs. a team with a losing record.
Even though the Boston Bruins haven’t played super great hockey so far this season I still have to pick them over the struggling Blue Jackets who are giving the Buffalo Sabres a run for their money as the worst team in the league.
Free Pick: Boston Bruins -136