Blackhawks vs. Blue Jackets Prediction
The Chicago Blackhawks and host Columbus Blue Jackets are both off to solid starts this season. Will Chicago earn a road victory tonight as the underdogs in the matchup?
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Nationwide Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Jackets are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blackhawks are a +125 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Chicago. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Blackhawks struggle against Coyotes
Chicago dropped a 4-1 decision at home Thursday night against Arizona. The Blackhawks tied it up at the 13:26 mark of the second period on a goal by Erik Gustafsson. Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat assisted on the tally. The Coyotes took the lead again a couple minutes later, then proceeded to score two goals in the third period. Corey Crawford made 27 saves on 30 shots in the defeat.
Atkinson scores twice in win
Columbus doubled up visiting Philadelphia 6-3 Thursday night as Cam Atkinson scored a pair of goals to lead the way. Josh Anderson, Anthony Duclair, Nick Foligno and Sonny Milano all scored a goal. Artemi Panarin dished out two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves on 35 shots to pick up the victory.
NHL Betting Trends
The over is 5-1 in the last six Blackhawks games overall. Chicago is 1-4 in its last five games following a home loss of three or more goals.
The home team is 6-0 in the last six meetings. Columbus is 4-0 in its last four home games versus the Blackhawks.
The home team has dominated this series and I think Columbus does what it needs to do to protect its home ice tonight. Bobrovsky can get as locked in as any goalie in the game and if he is on tonight, the Blue Jackets will be very difficult to beat.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS -145