One night after playing a high-scoring game in Columbus, the Blue Jackets and Devils will turn around and play in New Jersey today at 5:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Devils are -115 money line favorites over the Blue Jackets, who are -105 to pull off the small upset. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5.5 goals.
Columbus was impressive in a 7-4 victory over New Jersey at home on Saturday but the Blue Jackets have really struggled to string together wins. They're just 1-5 in their last six games coming off a victory and they've also dropped four of five after scoring five goals or more in their previous game. There's no way they can put together another offensive performance like they did yesterday.
As for the Devils, they're a perfect 4-0 in their last four games when their opponnet scores five goals or more in their previous game. Seeing as how that opponent was the Blue Jackets yesterday, a more focused effort should be on display by the Devils tonight in New Jersey.
Following its victory yesterday, Columbus is now a perfect 6-0 in its last six games versus New Jersey. The Devils are due.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW JERSEY DEVILS -115