Blue Jackets vs. Wild Pick
Oddsmakers at Bovada.lv have made the Wild a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jackets are a -105 underdog and the over-under is set at 5.5 goals.
Columbus enters with a 3-1-0 record after defeating the Rangers 3-1 at home Friday night. Minnesota is 1-1-1 after a 5-2 victory at the Blackhaws on Thursday. Columbus won both meetings last season by scores of 4-2 and 1-0. The over-under was 1-1 in the two games.
The Blue Jackets got goals from Seth Jones, Artemi Panarin and Lukas Sedlak in Friday's win. Zach Werenski contributed two assists, while Jones also had an assist. Sergei Bobrovsky registered 37 saves to earn the victory.
In the Wild's win Thursday, Chris Stewart scored two goals to lead the way. Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal and Jason Zucker contributed one goal apiece, while Zucker also had an assist. Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to pick up the win.
Columbus is 4-1 in its last five meetings at Minneosta. The under is also 2-10-1 in their last 13 meetings if you would like to bet on the total.
The Blue Jackets are fantastic when Bobrovsky is in net most nights, but he might get a rest on a back-to-back. Columbus' backup goaltender, Joonas, Korpisalo, allowed five goals on 29 shots in his lone start so far this season. Meanwhile, Dubnyk should be in net for the Wild. That is a major advantage for the hosts.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA WILD -115