Arizona Coyotes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets October 25 Betting Preview

Arizona Coyotes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets October 25 Betting Preview

Ayden Fahlstrom
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After starting strong and jumping out to a 3-1 lead, the Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Saturday. However, the Blue Jackets were not to be deterred.

CBJ went into Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon and took advantage of Jaroslav Halak getting the start over Igor Shesterkin, defeating the New York Rangers 5-1, with Daniil Tarasov getting his first win. The Blue Jackets look to make it four wins in their last five games back in Ohio against the lowly Arizona Coyotes.

Puck drop for the Coyotes vs. Blue Jackets is scheduled for 7:00 p.m on Tuesday, October 25 from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

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Arizona Coyotes Betting Preview

Will the Coyotes ever truly be a contender? We can all love their home "Kachina" jerseys and logo, but the Arizona Coyotes seem like a team destined for nothing special anytime soon.

The Arizona Coyotes enter Tuesday night's matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 1-4-0 record, having played their entire 2022-23 schedule on the road.

In their last matchup, the Coyotes lost 6-2 to the Ottawa Senators. Dylan Guenther and Clayton Keller scored, while Karel Vejmelka made 26 saves in the loss.

Shayne Gostisbehere leads the Arizona Coyotes with five points (two goals, three assists). Clayton Keller (two goals, two assists) is among four players with four points for the Coyotes. While not the answer to their scoring woes, Arizona is missing defenceman Jakob Chychrun, who is still on the injured reserve list.

The Coyotes are averaging 2.60 goals per game and 5.20 goals against per game. Arizona's power play is operating at 28.6 percent, while their penalty kill has been operating at 73.7 percent.

Karel Vejmelka is undoubtedly the Arizona Coyotes' number-one goalie. Vejmelka is our likely starter against CBJ and has a record of 1-3-0, with a 4.77 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage. Coyotes backup Connor Ingram has only played one game this season, and it didn't go well.

Ingram has an 0-1-0 record, posting a 5.05 goals-against average and a .828 save percentage. If Ingram gets the start for the Yotes, wagers on the over start to look very appealing.

Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets enter Tuesday night's game with a 3-4-0 record. CBJ has averaged 3.14 goals per game and 3.86 goals against per game.

The Blue Jacket remains the only team to have not scored a power-play goal this season, while the penalty killers have operated at an excellent 85.7 percent efficiency.

Johnny Gaudreau continues to be Columbus's offensive engine. Gaudreau leads the Blue Jackets with seven points (four goals, three assists). Jakub Voracek (zero goals, five assists), Jack Roslovic (one goal, four assists), and Yegor Chinakhov (one goal, four assists) each have five points for the Blue Jackets this season. Patrik Laine will also return for Columbus.

Despite seemingly awful stats, Elvis Merzlikins continues to play well in the net for the Blue Jackets. Merzlikins has a 2-2-0 record, with a 4.19 goals-against average and a .864 save percentage. Daniil Tarasov has a 1-2-0 record, with a 3.33 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.

Coyotes vs. Blue Jackets Odds

The Blue Jackets are the favorite on the moneyline, listed at (-218) odds. The Arizona Coyotes are the moneyline underdog and will be against most teams, listed at (+175) odds. 

The over (seven) is listed at (+110) odds, while the under is listed at (-136). The Arizona Coyotes are 4-1 on the over/under, while the Columbus Blue Jackets are 5-2.

Our Prediction

The Columbus Blue Jackets will defeat the Arizona Coyotes on most betting lines you can pick. We're taking CBJ on the moneyline, and to cover the spread -1.5 and win their fourth game in their last five.

You might even consider a play on the total goals depending on how confident you are that CBJ will defeat the Arizona Coyotes.

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