Hurricanes vs. Blue Jackets Free Pick
COLUMBUS, OH (ATS Consultants) – The Carolina Hurricanes are looking to win their fifth straight on Friday when they visit Columbus. The Blue Jackets, who have lost five of their last six, host Carolina at 7:05pmET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed Carolina as a -148 favorite, while the over/under is 5.5 goals. Carolina enters play with a 30-29-15 overall and 11-16-9 on the road. Meanwhile, Columbus is 23-43-7 overall and 13-20-3 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total has remained the same (5.5 goals), while the Hurricanes opened as –140 money line favorites and their odds have climbed to –148. As for the Blue Jackets, their odds have gone from +124 to +136.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 70% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Hurricanes –148. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Carolina (-134) over Columbus. According to latest NHL trends, the Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 overall, 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Blue Jackets are 5-11 in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest, 22-49 in their last 71 games as an underdog of +110 to +150, 14-32 in their last 46 home games, 5-13 in their last 18 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150, 22-61 in their last 83 games as an underdog, 14-39 in their last 53 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and 5-16 in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference. Columbus has been struggling big-time, losing five of their last six games. Carolina has won four straight and has made a late push for the playoffs. Carolina is led by C Eric Staal who has 23 goals and 43 assists.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: CAROLINA HURRICANES –148