Saturday afternoon brings us an exciting game in which the Blue Jackets will visit the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, to face the Vancouver Canucks. The Blue Jackets go into this game after an impressive 5-1 away win over the Calgary Flames. On the other side, The Canucks won 2-1 against their Canadian rivals, the Edmonton Oilers.
Blue Jackets Form
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been playing very well towards the end of the regular season. They are on winning streak, having won 12 of their last 13 games after thrashing the Flames in Calgary 5-1 on Thursday night. They have also beat the Oilers away with an impressive win 7-3. The Blue Jackets have a seven points lead ahead of the Panthers.
The Blue Jackets offensive form placed them 19th in the league in scoring an average of 2.83 goals per game with an average converting of 15.3% of their chances. At the defensive part of their game, they have been in a solid form as they are 8th in goals allowed, letting in just 2.67 goals per game, allowing opponents to convert on 22.3% of their chances.
Vancouver Canucks Form
Unfortunately, the Vancouver Canucks will not play any part in the playoffs this year. However, knowing their mentality and the mood in BC, they would still like to finish strong. The Canucks went on a mini-streak by winning their last 3 games with the Oilers being the latest victim. Vancouver home form is 14-24 for the year and they have averaged 2.79 goals per game and have let in an average of 3.34 goals per game in those games.
On the offensive side of the ice, The Canucks have been poor this year far as they come in on the 27th place in the league with a score of 2.60 goals per game. Their converting average is on 21.5% of their chances. At the defensive part of the game, they have been poor as they are placed on the 26th spot in goals allowed, letting in 3.15 goals per game, allowing opposing teams to convert on 21.1% of their chances.
In recent games, the Canucks have been playing extremely well. However, the Blue Jackets have been rolling lately and I think that they will complete a hat-trick of 3 wins during their tour in Western Canada. I expect a tight game with the Blue Jackets coming out on top and winning this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vancouver Canucks for today on 3/31/2018 is: Take the Columbus Blue Jackets -218 (money line bet)
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