Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets 3/13/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 3/12/2015
Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena in Columbus
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The Edmonton Oilers head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
The Oilers are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. a team with a losing record, 15-44 in their last 59 road games and 12-40 in their last 52 overall. They are 14-50 in their last 64 games playing on no days rest. The over is 5-0 in the Oilers last 5 vs. the Eastern Conference, 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
The Blue Jackets are 2-8 in their last 10 overall, 1-5 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 1-5 in their last 6 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. They are 0-6 in their last 6 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. The over is 5-0 in the Blue Jackets last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation, 6-0 in their last 6 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation and 6-2-1 in their last 9 overall.
Head-to-head, the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Columbus and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The Oilers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Columbus.
Injuries to Watch
03/12/15 RW Iiro Pakarinen Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
03/11/15 LW Benoit Pouliot Illness "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
02/18/15 GO Viktor Fasth Knee out indefinitely
02/08/15 LW Taylor Hall Ankle out 6 weeks
01/30/15 D Nikita Nikitin Shoulder out indefinitely
01/11/15 RW Tyler Pitlick Spleen out for season
Columbus Blue Jackets
12/20/14 C Boone Jenner Back expected to miss 1-2 months
03/12/15 C Artem Anisimov Flu "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
03/12/15 C Brandon Dubinsky Flu "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
03/12/15 LW Nick Foligno Flu is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Detroit
03/10/15 D Ryan Murray Ankle "?" Thursday vs Detroit
03/04/15 RW David Clarkson Oblique expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/27/15 LW Matt Calvert Concussion out indefinitely
02/25/15 RW Jack Skille Shoulder out for season
01/28/15 LW Jeremy Morin Heart out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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