Columbus Blue Jackets at Ottawa Senators 10/18/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/17/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
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Saturday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets will visit the Ottawa Senators.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will enter the Canadian Tire Centre fresh off their Friday night game against the Calgary Flames. After playing the night before and traveling, the Blue Jackets will certainly be experiencing some fatigue. That fatigue could slow down a Columbus team that has been playing well to start the season. The Blue Jackets are getting their shots on goal and making the most of their opportunities. They are also looking decent on the power play while stifling their opponents on the penalty kill. All of the Columbus numbers spell a solid matchup for the Senators.
The Ottawa Senators posted a big 5 – 3 comeback win over the Colorado Avalanche in their home opener Thursday night. In that game, the Senators let the Avalanche open up a 3 -1 lead in the 1st period. But after the cold start, the Senators heated up with a goal in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd to complete the comeback. Against a possibly tired Columbus team, the Senators will be best served with a quick start that may throw the Blue Jackets off balance. The Senators aren’t posting the best numbers but they are finding ways to win games. And if they can keep that up, they should be able to get past the Blue Jackets.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
Columbus Blue Jackets are 2-1-0 Against the Spread
Columbus Blue Jackets are 2-1-0 against the Over/Under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa Senators are 3-1-0 Against the Spread
Ottawa Senators are 1-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Columbus Blue Jackets
10/17/14 C Marko Dano Undisclosed is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Calgary
10/17/14 D Ryan Murray Knee is upgraded to "?" Friday vs. Calgary
10/08/14 C Brandon Dubinsky Abdominal out 6 weeks
10/05/14 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
10/02/14 C Boone Jenner Hand expected to miss 5 weeks
10/06/14 D Marc Methot Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa
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