Blue Jackets and Jets face off in an interconference clash tonight at Canada Life Center on the NHL schedule today. Columbus is last in the Eastern Conference with a 7-12-2 record and 16 points.
They trail the first-place New Jersey Devils by 22 points in the Metropolitan Division standings. Winnipeg is second in the Central Division with a 14-6-1 record.
Their 29 points have them second in the division, one point behind the Dallas Stars.
Last Game Records
This is the first matchup of the season between these two NHL teams. The Jets won the last contest over the Blue Jackets 4-3 in March to break Columbus’ two-game winning streak.
Winnipeg has won four of the last six clashes, while the Blue Jackets have won the last two NHL games at Canada Life Center.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Analysis
The Columbus Blue Jackets stats are 23rd in the league in scoring, with 2.86 goals per game. Johnny Gaudreau leads the team in points with 22 and is first on the team in assists with 14.
Boone Jenner is the top goal scorer with nine, and only one player is positive on the squad in plus/minus, which is Marcus Bjork at +1. Columbus is 31st in the NHL this season, allowing 4.10 goals per game.
The Jets average 3.24 goals per game, which is 18th in the league, and have scored 17 times during their current three-game winning streak.
NHL player stats show that Josh Morrisey is the team’s top scorer with 25 points. He’s also the team leader in assists with 20 and is first in plus/minus at +8. Mark Scheifele is the Jets’ top goal scorer with 12.
The defense has carried the Jets to the top of the standings in 2022, as they’re fourth in the NHL, allowing 2.52 goals per game, according to NHL stats.
Columbus Blue Jackets
For the Blue Jackets standings, Jakub Voracek, Zach Werenski, and Jake Bean are all out of action tonight with upper body injuries.
Elvis Merzlikins, Nick Blankenburg, Patrick Laine, and Adam Boqvist will also be sidelined for tonight’s matchup.
Columbus vs. Winnipeg betting analysis shows the total has gone under for the Blue Jackets in 14 of the last 20 games, and they are 3-10 in the previous 13 games against the Western Conference.
The total has also gone over in the last five games between these teams in Winnipeg.
The NHL injury report shows that the Jets’ RW Nikolaj Ellis remains on injured reserve, and D Logan Stanley and RW Mason Appleton are out indefinitely with injuries.
This year’s Winnipeg Jets stats show that they’re 7-1 in their last eight home games, and the total has gone over in all five of their previous home games against Columbus.
Winnipeg is 4-1 in their last five games and is going for its sixth win in the last eight contests. The Winnipeg Jets odds are short, as they are the favorites.
NHL Injury Report
The Blue Jackets hope to win the upset and offer great odds as underdogs. However, the offense is struggling, and they are averaging 2.86 goals per match. They have only scored five goals in their last three games.
The Jets average 3.24 goals per match and should continue to score with Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor.
They will also need to establish a strong offensive zone presence, creating open shots and great puck movement.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Preview
For this Blue Jackets vs Jets prediction, the Blue Jackets are at +190 on the road and haven’t been producing recently, averaging 1.67 goals in the previous three games.
Blue Jackets vs. Jets betting analysis has them winning for the fourth straight time in tonight’s matchup.
In the NHL, odds for the over/under, although the total has gone over in five of the last six games, these two teams have matched up.
With the solid defense the Jets have played this season, Blue Jackets vs. Jets betting analysis shows that under 6.5 goals would be the best pick for tonight’s matchup.
Taking the Jets at -1.5 (+104) looks to be a good value as the Blue Jackets struggle to score on the road.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Prediction
Blue Jackets vs Jets prediction and betting analysis indicates that scoring will be down for this game as the final will be Winnipeg 3 Columbus 1.
NHL Pick: Jets -1.5 (+104)