Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks 1/27/23 – NHL Pick & Prediction





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NHL action is set to take place on 1/27/23 and it will feature the Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks. The game is set to take place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. The game starts at 10:00 PM EST and is set to be aired on NHLPP and ESPN+.

Columbus, is struggling on the year and the off season additions do not seem to have helped. The Blue Jackets are coming to Vancouver with a 15-30-3 record overall. When playing on the road the Blue Jackets have ended up with a 4-15-2 record. The last 5 games for Columbus have seen the team post a 2-2-1 record, but the last game was. 3-2 win over Edmonton in overtime.

Blue Jackets Offense

The offense for Columbus has managed to score only 2.48 goals per game on 28.9 shots on goal. The Blue Jackets power play offense is not that strong converting at a clip of only 15.7% on the year with a total of 20 goals scored on the power play. The goal scorer for the Blue Jackets is Patrik Laine who has put in a total of 14 goals. Johnny Gaudreau has managed to lead the Blue Jackets in assists with 34 assists, but also is the overall points leader with 47 points.

Blue Jackets Defense

Columbus has not been that good on the defensive side of the puck this year. Defensively the Blue Jackets have allowed a total of 3.83 goals per game on the year and that is coming off of a total of 35.1 shots per game faced. The penalty kill for the Blue Jackets has killed off 77.1% of the power plays faced, but still allowed 35 power play goals. Joonas Korpisalo is the goalie the Blue Jackets have used quite a bit. Korpisalo has played in 21 games with an 8-8-2 record with 3.22 goals allowed, but has saved 91.2% of the shots. Elvis Merzlikins is the backup and this year has played in 20 games. Merzlikins has posted a 5-13-0 record while giving up 4.48 goals per game and saved 886.8% of the shots. The third goalie the Blue Jackets have used is Daniel Tarasov who has played in 13 games with a 2-9-1 record, but has 3.28 goals allowed per game while saving 90.8% of the shots.

Vancouver is playing only a little bit better than the Blue Jackets on the year. The Canucks have posted a 19-26-3 record on the year with a 9-13-1 home record. In their last 5 games the Canucks have played horrible with a 1-4-1 record. In their last game the Canucks were beaten up badly as Seattle put in 6 goals and the Canucks only responded with a single goal.

Canucks Offense

Vancouver comes to this game here with an offense that has put in a total of 3.27 goals per game on 30.7 shots per game. The power play for the Canucks is converting at a a clip of 22.2% with a total of 37 power play goals on the season. Bo Horvat is the leader when it comes to putting in goals with 31 on the year. Quinn Hughes is the leader when it comes to passing with a total of 39 assists. However, the points leader is Elias Pettersson who has managed to get a total of 56 points on the year.

Canucks Defense

On the defensive side of the puck the Canucks have allowed a dismal 3.96 goals per game on a total of 31.9 shots per game faced. The Canucks defense has killed off 65.9% of the power plays faced, but has allowed a total of 47 power play goals on the year. Spencer Martin is the goalie who leads the Canucks in games with 27 games played, but has posted a 11-13-1 record, but has allowed 3.94 goals per game while saving 87.5% of the shots. Thatcher Demko is another goalie Vancouver is using with 15 games played while posting a 3-10-2 record, but has allowed 3.93 goals per game and has saved 88.3% of the shots. Collin Delia is another goalie Vancouver has used with a total of 10 games played, but has posted a 5-3-0 record. Delia has allowed 3.04 goals per game, but has saved 89.5% of the shots faced.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks Odds: Blue Jackets +141, Canucks -175

Over/Under Odds: 7.5

Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks Pick: Vancouver Canucks -175, Under 7.5

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The Blue Jackets are a horrible road team, but the Canucks are a horrible team overall. However, in this game here the Blue Jackets actually have a good chance of pulling out the win. The Blue Jackets, though, are coming off of a nice win over the Oilers in their last game. Columbus for their part is doing better defensively and that will help the Blue Jackets out to a point. Still, neither team is good offensively and with a total of 7.5 goals per game, I do not see the total being threatened here as it should go under with the Canucks, playing at home coming out on top.

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