Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets 12/27/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/26/2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena in Columbus
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The Boston Bruins will be going for their third straight win when they face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. In late November, the Bruins were able to beat the Blue Jackets 4-3 in the shootout.
The Bruins have now won three out of their last four games after defeating the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Tuesday night. They tied Nashville with 25 shots on goal in that game, but they had a dominant 40-24 advantage at the faceoff dot.
So far this year, the Bruins are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference in scoring with just 2.5 goals per game. Center Patrice Bergeron has been their top all-around offensive player this season by scoring six goals and providing an assist on 20 others.
On Monday night, the Blue Jackets gave up three third-period goals to the Nashville Predators and were blown out 5-1 at home. They did outhit the Preds 39-19 in that loss, but they were also outshot 35-31.
The Blue Jackets have struggled in most areas of their game this year, but they have been able to score on 23.5 percent of their power plays. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has won 13 of his 24 starts this season and has one shutout, a 2.69 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Left wing Nick Foligno has a team-high 16 goals and is tied for the team lead in points with 30.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
Boston Bruins are 18-17-0 Against the Spread
Boston Bruins are 13-16-0 against the Over/Under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
Columbus Blue Jackets are 14-19-0 Against the Spread
Columbus Blue Jackets are 16-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/10/14 LW Simon Gagne Personal out indefinitely
11/19/14 D Adam McQuaid Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/05/14 C Marc Savard Concussion out for season
Columbus Blue Jackets
12/20/14 C Boone Jenner Back expected to miss 1-2 months
12/19/14 C Brian Gibbons Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
12/13/14 LW Scott Hartnell Finger expected to miss 2 weeks
12/02/14 C Mark Letestu Groin expected to miss 6 weeks
12/01/14 C Artem Anisimov Tricep expected to miss 2-3 months
11/06/14 D Ryan Murray Knee out indefinitely
10/05/14 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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