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Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 02/24/2020 Preview, NHL Odds and Predictions

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Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 02-24-2020 Preview NHL Odds and Predictions

Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 02/24/2020 – The Columbus Jackets are hanging tough despite agonizing on eight losses in a row as they have managed to cling on to the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They aim to stop the bleeding when the Ottawa Senators visit them for the lone match scheduled in the NHL on Monday. The Jackets were able to rack up five points during the losing stretch that includes a 4-3 defeat against Nashville on Saturday. The latest NHL Odds believe they are now bound to win, giving them a -210 price as favorites as home as the Senators are pegged at +175.

Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 02/24/2020

When: Monday, February 24, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

TV: FS Ohio

Stream: SofaScore

Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 02/24/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ottawa Senators +1.5 (-145) 5.5 o (-115) +175
Columbus Blue Jackets  -1.5 (+125) 5.5 u (+100) -210
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Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators survived the Blue Jackets’ attack with a 4-3 win in their last meeting in December, but they have been in an underwhelming season overall – hence, the underdog tag for tomorrow’s clash. They are the third-worst team in the NHL in terms of total points registered, notching just 53 in 61 games played. Meanwhile, some names remain on the bubble for Ottawa as the team prepares to seal its line up for the rest of the season on the deadline hours before the puck drops on Monday. 

Players to watch: Anthony Duclair (GP 61, G 22, A 15, PTS 37), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (GP 60, G 24, A 16, PTS 40), Connor Brown (GP 62, G 11, A 25, PTS 36).

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets are jostling against the Carolina Hurricanes in the final wild-card position in the East as they are virtually tied with 74 total points each. The Hurricanes have gained the leverage of momentum after they prevailed in six of the last 10 games, in contrast to the Blue Jackets who had a dismal 20 percent winning percentage over the same number of games. But they oddly appeared to be in high spirits after conceding to Nashville, with coach John Tortorella even saying they don’t look at the latest setback as a loss. Looking ahead against the Senators, though, the bench tactician could only hope his team would not settle win another moral victory, especially with their season lives on the line.

Players to watch: Pierre Luc-Dubois (GP 63, G 17, A 27, PTS 44), Gustav Nyquist (GP 63, G 12, A 25, PTS 37), Zach Werenski (GP 56, G 18, A 18, PTS 36).

Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Predictions

Trends

Senators

Senators are 35-74 in their last 109 overall.
Ottawa is 31-68 in their last 99 games as an underdog.
Senators are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
Over is 8-0 in Senators last 8 vs. Metropolitan.
Under is 4-1 in Ottawa’s last 5 following a loss of 3 or more goals.
Over is 4-1 in Senators last 5 following a home loss of 3 or more goals.

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets are 7-1 in their last 8 Monday games.
Columbus is 0-8 in their last 8 overall.
Blue Jackets are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite.
Over is 4-0 in Blue Jackets last 4 overall.
Over is 4-0 in Columbus’s last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
Under is 28-13-1 in Blue Jackets last 42 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Senators vs Blue Jackets Betting Picks

The Blue Jackets will need just a tiny bit of effort to brush off the visiting Senators. The home team will take the fight out of Ottawa as they will finally arrest the losing nightmare and gain ground in their bid to secure a playoff berth. 

Score Prediction: Senators 1, Blue Jackets 3.