Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets 04/12/2021 – Two teams outside the playoff line in the Central Division meet for the second time of a two-game series as Columbus Blue Jackets look to bounce back from a 4-2 loss at home on Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks. The defeat was the Blue Jackets’ fifth in the last six games and ninth in the last 11 as the team continues to struggle in the second half of the regular season. No team has the apparent advantage according to the latest NHL Betting Lines with Columbus priced at -105 and Chicago at -115. The puck drops at the Nationwide Arena in Ohio at 07:00 PM Eastern Time, which hockey fans can catch live on NHL Network, TVAS, BSOH, and NBCSCH.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets 04/12/2021
When: Monday, April 12, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: NHL Network | TVAS | BSOH | NBCSCH
Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets 04/12/2021 Betting Odds:
|Chicago Blackhawks||-1.5 (+195)||5.5 o (-110)||-115|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+1.5 (-235)||5.5 u (-110)||-105|
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— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 11, 2021
A win on Monday will mark a fifth straight win against the Blue Jackets for the Chicago Blackhawks. It has been a one-sided affair that Columbus’ body language following the finish on Saturday was evidently wretched. Now that their rivals are against the ropes, the Blackhawks are raring to step back on ice inside the Nationwide Arena and trounce the Blue Jackets anew. The team’s confidence is off the charts after they defied a slow start to outlast Columbus last timeout. Only four points separate Chicago and fourth-placed Nashville in the Central race; thus, another win against the Blue Jackets would put them in a more favorable position to barge into the playoff picture.
Players to watch: P. Kane RW (G 14 A 38 PTS 52), A. DeBrincat LW (G 21 A 19 PTS 40), D. Kubalik LW (G 14 A 15 PTS 29).
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets were left searching for answers after absorbing another setback at home. The loss has pulled the team down to seventh place in the division standings with just 38 points in 43 games played. It has been a dismal 2-8-1 stretch for Columbus, a team performance that has overshadowed the individual brilliance of Cam Atkinson, who could not help but rue his team’s work ethic during the woeful slide. Atkinson has collected 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points for the Blue Jackets, including three in the last three games. Injuries to some of the team’s usual weapons have been a factor in the recent struggles, but on the flip side, it should be an opportunity for the rest of the team to step up and fill the void.
Players to watch: O. Bjorkstrand RW (G 14 A 18 PTS 32), C. Atkinson RW (G 14 A 14 PTS 28), J. Roslovic C (G 8 A 20 PTS 28).
Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
Chicago is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Columbus.
Chicago is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Blackhawks are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 games.
Columbus is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus’ last 15 games against Chicago.
Columbus is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Columbus is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago.
Blackhawks vs Blue Jackets Betting Picks
The curse will be broken on Monday. The Blue Jackets will finally score its first win against the Blackhawks after five failed attempts in a match that is expected to be grueling from start to finish. Back Columbus in the top gambling sites for NHL as the team continues to fight for its dear life approaching the tail-end of the regular season.
Score Prediction: Blackhawks 1, Blue Jackets 3.