Game: NHL: Carolina Hurricanes v Columbus Blue Jackets Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Hurricanes vs Blue Jackets Picks and Hurricanes vs Blue Jackets Predictions
Date: FRI, Oct 5, 2018
Start time: 7:00 PM EST, Nationwide Arena
TV Channel: FSOH
Best Columbus Blue Jackets Lines: (-151) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Over/Under 6: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NHL, we will see Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Carolina Hurricanes are starting their season with back-to-back games. After their clash with the New York Islanders, they’re facing the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The ‘Canes finished 6th last year, missing the playoffs for the ninth straight season. Rod Brind’Amour, who spent 10 years in Carolina as a player, has been named the new head coach and has already made some changes, with Justin Williams (16 goals, 51 points last season) being promoted to a captain and some new faces joining the group. The number 2 pick in the draft, Andrei Svechnikov, is also expected to feature in the game.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will also be playing a back-to-back game at the beginning of the season. Last year, they were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, losing to the eventual champions. Artemi Panarin led the team with 27 goals and 82 points, with defenseman Seth Jones coming second in scoring with 57 points (16 goals, 41 assists).
The Blue Jackets have won 3 of their last 4 home games against Carolina and with all the changes taking place in the Hurricanes’ system, I do not see them competing in the early stages of the season.