Blue Jackets vs. Sharks Pick

NHL Predictions: Will the Blue Jackets upset the Sharks? 3/4/18

Are the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets going to record the upset victory tonight when they play the San Jose Sharks at 9PM ET?

63 Columbus Blue Jackets at 64 San Jose Sharks, 9PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Sharks are listed as a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jackets are a +125 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.

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LINE MOVEMENT

San Jose opened as a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline before the line dropped a bit. The total has stayed put at 5.5 goals. The moneyline can be found between -143 and -150 at various books, while the Blue Jackets are anywhere from a +129 to a +135 underdog. The total is 5.5 everywhere.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of Sunday afternoon, 76 percent of public bets are siding with the Sharks. Online wager info also shows that 64 percent of bets are siding with the over.

INJURY TO WATCH

Blue Jackets right winger Josh Anderson is out until late March with a knee injury. For the Sharks, center Eric Fehr is questionable with a lower body injury.

BETTING STRATEGY

San Jose has won four consecutive head-to-head meetings including a 3-1 decision in Columbus on Feb. 2. Columbus also dropped the first two games of its West Coast trip, falling 5-2 at the Kings and 4-2 at the Ducks. Meanwhile, the Sharks have smashed the last two opponents both at home as they bested the Oilers 5-2 and the Blackhawks 7-2. With San Jose 19-9-2-1 at home this season and trending more positively than the Blue Jackets, I have to take the Sharks here no matter how tempting it is to take a stab on Columbus.

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: SAN JOSE SHARKS -145

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