Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets October 28 Betting Preview
Sometimes you just have to turn the page. Connor Ingram defied his stats and played, helping the Arizona Coyotes defeat the Blue Jackets 6-3. CBJ needs to move on from Tuesday's loss to one of the worst teams in the league as they are preparing to welcome the team off to the best start this season: the Boston Bruins.
Puck drop for the Bruins vs. Blue Jackets is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Boston Bruins Betting Preview
Yes, it's early in the season, but the Boston Bruins are off to an incredible start and sit atop of the Atlantic Division; the most competitive division in hockey.
The Boston Bruins arrive in Ohio for Friday night's matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 7-1-0 record. In their last matchup, the Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night.
Brad Marchand returned to the lineup, scoring three points (two goals, one assist), while David Pastrnak matched Marchand with three points (one goal, two assists). Jeremy Swayman made 28 saves for the win.
David Pastrnak leads the Boston Bruins with fifteen points (six goals, nine assists). Patrice Bergeron (four goals, four assists) and David Krejci (two goals, six assists) have eight points, while twelve Bruins have at least three points.
The Bruins are averaging 4.25 goals per game and 2.63 goals against per game. Boston's power play is operating at 25 percent, while their penalty kill has been operating at 93.3 percent.
The Bruins' goaltending has been excellent to start the season. If he's healthy, Linus Ullmark is our likely starter against CBJ and has a record of 5-0-0, with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage. Bruins backup Jeremy Swayman has a 2-1-0 record, posting a 3.76 goals-against average and a .872 save percentage.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview
The Columbus Blue Jackets enter Tuesday night's game with a 3-5-0 record. CBJ has averaged 3.13 goals per game and 4.13 goals against. The Blue Jackets remain the only team to have not scored a power-play goal this season, while the penalty killers have operated at an excellent 81.5 percent efficiency.
Johnny Gaudreau leads the Blue Jackets with eight points (five goals, three assists). Jakub Voracek (zero goals, five assists), Jack Roslovic (one goal, four assists), and Yegor Chinakhov (one goal, four assists) are among four players that have five points for the Blue Jackets this season.
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 4.06 goals-against average and a .863 save percentage. Daniil Tarasov has a 1-3-0 record, with a 3.91 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage.
Bruins vs. Blue Jackets Odds
The Blue Jackets are the underdog on the moneyline, listed at (+128) odds. The Boston Bruins are the moneyline favorite and will be against most teams, listed at (-157) odds.
Tonight's game is likely going to be a tough one for the Blue Jackets. The Boston Bruins will defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets on most betting lines you can pick.
We're taking the Bruins on the moneyline. However, if you are looking at picking CBJ, taking the over might be a play, considering CBJ has a 6-2 record on over/under wagers this season.
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