Our NHL consultant shares his pick of the day pertaining to Monday’s card. Read his insightful betting preview article on the game between the Blue Jackets and Rangers which concludes with a selection on the total.
Sizing up the Total in Jackets/Rangers Clash
The New York Rangers will host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at 7:05 PM ET. My area of focus in this game will pertain to the total. According to the NHL betting odds at Bodog, the posted total on this contest is 5.5. This will be the fourth meeting of the season between these clubs, and they’ve seen two of the first three go over the total.
Blue Jackets Totals Report
The red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets enter tonight having won nine in a row, and are 12-1 in their previous thirteen games. During those last thirteen games they’ve averaged a robust 4.1 goals per contest. Columbus hasn’t seen any of the previous six, and just one of their previous nine game overall go under the number. The Jackets have gone over the number in eighteen of twenty-five games (72%) when facing Metropolitan Division opponents during the 2014-2015 NHL campaign.
Rangers Totals Report
The New York Rangers enter tonight having won their last three games in a row. New York has failed to see any of their previous eight games stay under the total, and each of their last four played at Madison Square Garden went over the number. The Rangers are coming off a 6-1 blowout win at home versus the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. “The Blue Shirts” have gone over the total in twelve of fifteen games this season following a win by three goals or more.
The Columbus Blue Jackets scored three goals or more in each of their previous nine games, and have tallied four or more on seven of those occasions. The New York Rangers are averaging a healthy 3.7 goals per game during their last nine contests. This game has all the ear marks of an exciting high scoring affair, and one of my NHL picks on Monday will be indicative of just that.
NHL Pick: Play on the Blue Jackets and Rangers to go over the total of 5.5 at Bodog