Somebody’s losing streak will end during Islanders vs Blue Jackets in Columbus this evening. This is the first game in a home-and-home between the Metropolitan Division rivals who are both on the outside looking into the NHL playoffs, with a combined .3% chance either of them could make it. The Blue Jackets are coming off three-days rest, and are in real need of a morale boost in the form of a win after losing back-to-back overtime games on the road. The Islanders are just looking to play some competitive hockey, and maybe capture an offensive spark after being outscored 10-3 in their last two games.
Let’s take a look at the NHL betting odds, trends and picks for the game and give our Islanders vs Blue Jackets prediction.
Islanders vs Blue Jackets NHL Betting Preview and Prediction
NHL Regular Season
New York Islanders (28-27-9, 11-14-5 Away) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (32-29-5, 18-13-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
The stats in this Islanders vs Blue Jackets game are pointing to some very likely outcomes. Columbus has been covering their puck lines and hitting the over at an average 62% clip. Most professional sports bettors only wish they could maintain that rate over an entire season. The Islanders have not been as favorable to the over, but they just so happen to be going against a team that gives up the third-most goals in the NHL.
Neither of these teams is dominant enough right now that you should have to be concerned about a blowout. This seems like a one-goal type contest, with a very high empty-net goal risk factor. The Blue Jackets have been covering against much better teams than the Islanders all season long, so it is tough not to trust them on home ice tonight. At -210, the Columbus puck line is not viable as a single play, but might be a great consideration for a potential parlay add-on.
Islanders vs Blue Jackets NHL Betting Odds & Spread
Moneyline: NYI: (-140) | CBJ: (+120)
Puck Line: NYI: -1.5 (+175) | CBJ: +1.5 (-210)
Total: 6 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Team Totals: NYI 3.5 (+110) / u3.5 (-150) | CBJ o2.5 (-130) / u2.5 (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: NYI: (59%) | CBJ: (41%)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: NYI: (+15000) | CBJ: (+10000)
Islanders vs Blue Jackets NHL Betting Trends
– New York is 331-33 (48.4%) ATS this season
– New York is 29-33-2 (46.9%) to the Over this season
– Columbus is 39-27 (59.1%) ATS this season
– Columbus is 40-21-5 (64.4%) to the Over this season
Islanders vs Blue Jackets NHL Stats
– New York averages 2.7 goals per game (GPG) this season (T-No. 24 in NHL)
– Islanders have surrendered 2.69 GPG (No. 6 in NHL)
– Columbus averages 3.21 GPG this season (No. 13 in NHL)
– Blue Jackets have surrendered 3.7 GPG (No. 30 in NHL)
– New York has a goal differential of -4 in 64 games this season
– Columbus has a goal differential of -30 in 66 games this season
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Islanders vs Blue Jackets Prediction
Goals will be scored tonight. The over 6 comes with a very favorable -105 line. Try your best to lock it in before it moves. We also like the Blue Jackets as plus money underdogs on home ice. They are well rested and will be motivated to get a win under their belt, knowing they face this same Islanders squad in New York on Thursday.
This is a game where it will be easier to live with yourself taking the plus money in a close matchup. If you lay the money on a team like the Islanders and get beat, you will be kicking yourself. Blue Jackets are a play you can live with regardless of result.
Our NHL betting Islanders vs Blue Jackets prediction tonight will be NYI/CBJ Over 6 at BetUS
For what it’s worth, numberFire gives the Blue Jackets a 48.6% chance to win.
Islanders vs Blue Jackets Prediction and Picks
Game Total – o6 (-105)
Columbus Blue Jackets – ML (+120) / +1.5 (-210)