Stars vs. Blue Jackets NHL Free Pick
(The Spread) – Two teams heading in opposite directions will meet in Columbus tonight when the Blue Jackets host the Stars at 7:00PM ET.
DALLAS: The Stars enter tonight’s game with a 4-1 overall record after having won four of their first five games at home. They sit atop the Pacific Standings just ahead of the Anaheim Ducks and are 3-2 against the spread. The under has hit in three of the Stars’ first five games as Mike Ribeiro leads the team in points and Kari Lehtonen has a 1.48 GAA.
COLUMBUS: The Blue Jackets are off to a rough start this year at 0-4-0-1 overall and 0-2-0-1 at home. They’re staring up at the Detroit Red Wings (4-0) in the Central Standings and, dating back to last year, are 0-10 in their last 10 games. Rick Nash leads the team in points (5) while Jeff Carter has a team-high in shots (20).
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the visiting Stars as –106 money line favorites over the Blue Jackets, who are –102 on the ML. The over/under total for tonight’s ame is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Columbus and 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 5-1-1 in the Blue Jackets’ last seven Tuesday games and 7-1 in the Stars’ last eight Tuesday games.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: STARS/BLUE JACKETS UNDER 5.5