Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks Prediction

Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks, 1/29/21 NHL Betting Predictions

The Blue Jackets and Blackhawks will be in the spotlight on Friday night when they’re the only two teams playing in the NHL. Columbus has struggled to beat Chicago but are the Blackhawks a safe play as the underdog?

Game Snapshot

061 Columbus Blue Jackets (-125) at 062 Chicago Blackhawks (+105); o/u 5.5

8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 29, 2021

Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL

Columbus Blue Jackets DFS Spin

Max Domi scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Florida Panthers. This was Domi's first goal as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets (Josh Anderson, who the Jackets traded to Montreal for Domi, picked up his fourth goal of the season tonight). The 25-year-old's tally came off a one-timer on the power play in the third period, and it gave Columbus a 2-1 lead at the time. Domi finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and five shots on goal in 17:19 of ice time. He has three points in eight games this season. Playing Domi with Patrik Laine (whenever he's ready to join the lineup) would give him a nice fantasy bump. Alexandre Texier scored the winner in the shootout for Columbus.

Chicago Blackhawks DFS Spin

Kevin Lankinen allowed one goal on 42 shots during Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators. This was an unfortunate result for Lankinen, as he was really good throughout this game. All he allowed was a goal to Nick Cousins in the third frame and a shootout goal to Matt Duchene. The 25-year-old has made four appearances for the Blackhawks this season and he's given up two goals or fewer in three of those outings. Lankinen has a 2-0-2 record with a 2.18 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage in 2021. Chicago came into the season with the worst goaltending situation in the NHL, but it looks like they may have a solid netminder in Lankinen.

Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks Prediction

The Blue Jackets are just 2-10 in their last 12 meetings with the Blackhawks in Chicago and have dropped 21 of 28 in this series overall. The home team is also 7-3 in the last 10 meetings, while the Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last seven games at the United Center and 5-2 in their last seven games as a home dog. The Blue Jackets are also 3-8 in their last 11 games, are 1-4 in their last five road contests and are 1-5 in their last six games when playing the second game of a back-to-back.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS +105

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