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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins 12/17/2022 Free Picks, Tips and Game Predictions

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins 12/17/2022 Free Picks, Tips and Game Predictions

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins will slide each other out at the T.D. Garden in Boston, MA. The Blue Jackets (10-17-2) have just two wins through their first ten road matches. LW Johnny Gaudreau leds the team with 31 points. Columbus surrendered three goals in the third period of a 4-1 road loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kirill Marchenko tied the score with three minutes into the second period on assists by Cole Sillinger and Erik Gudbranson. Daniil Tarasov stopped 25 of 28 shots fired and saw his record fall to 2-4-1 for the Columbus.

The Blue Jackets lost their second straight game and their fifth in the last seven games losing to  Tampa Bay on the road. The Blue Jackets are in the basement of the Metropolitan Division, 22 points behind the division-leading New JerseymDevils and 18 back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the final guaranteed playoff spot in the division. Columbus is 28th in goals per game as they put up an average of 2.62 goals per match. The Blue Jackets are 31st in the NHL in goals against as they allow an average of 4.03 goals a game this season. Columbus is 32nd in the league in power play success as they cash in 13.9% of their chances with the man advantage.

  • The Columbus BlueJackets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches with the Bruins.
  • Columbus is 2-13 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
  • The BlueJackets are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games on the road against Boston. 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins 12/17/2022 Free Picks, Tips and Game Predictions

In Boston , The Bruins saw their two-game winning run snapped. The team split their last six games after being knocked off in a shootout by the Kings at home Thursday. Boston entered Friday on a four-point lead over Toronto for the top spot in the Atlantic Division. Boston is 2nd in scoring as they average 3.79 goals per game on the season. The Bruins are 1st in goals against as they allow 2.14 goals per contest. Boston is 3rd in power play success as they cashed in 27.9% of their chances with the man advantage on the year. 

The Bruins will aim to rebound from a 3-2 shootout road loss to the Los Angeles Kings in their last match. David Pastrnak made 40 points with team-highs of 19 goals and 21 assists. Patrice Bergeron’s delivered 22 points with 10 goals and 12 assists. Brad Marchand pitched in 22 points with 9 goals and 13 assists. Taylor Hall and Jake DeBrusk each have 23 points with Hall logging 12 goals while DeBrusk has 12 assists. Linus Ullmark’s gone 17-1-1 with a 1.83 GAA and a .938 save percentage while Jeremy Swayman’s gone 5-3-1 with a 2.80 GAA and an .897 save percentage this season.

  • The total went UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 with the Blue Jackets.
  • The Boston Bruns are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games at home.
  • Boston is 12-6 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Columbus.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston’s last 17 games played in December.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins. The NHL Pick for this contest is the Boston Bruins. Columbus Left-Wing Eric Robinson (illness) did not play in Thursday’s loss and is marked as day-to-day. The Bruins are one of the top scoring teams in the league and the Blue Jackets give up goals in bunches. Take the over. Prediction, Boston Bruins win 5-3.

NHL Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA  

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022                                                                              


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Boston Bruins -375              

NHL Totals: 6.5 

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