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The Columbus Blue Jackets, led by Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson, are set to take the ice against Mathew Barzal, Josh Bailey, and the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum for a divisional showdown. Fox Sports Ohio will air the game, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1.

Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders Odds

New York (+110) is playing the role of underdog to Columbus (-130) and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -125 for the over and +105 for the under.

Columbus is 15-10 straight up (SU) and has earned 1.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 25 regular season outings, 12 of its games have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just three have pushed. As a road team this season, the Jackets are 8-5 SU.

Columbus has converted on just 17.1 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s ranked 23rd in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 18th in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 78.7 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 27.5 saves per game with a .912 save percentage, Sergei Bobrovsky (10-7) has been the top option in goal for Columbus this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, the team might turn to Joonas Korpisalo (5-4-2), who has a .886 save percentage and 3.73 goals against average this year.

Over on the other bench, New York is 12-12 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.5 units this season. 12 of its games have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just two have pushed. It’s 6-5 SU at home this season.

The Islanders have converted on just 16.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s ranked 25th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.6 percent of all penalties.

Thomas Greiss (26.3 saves per game) has been the top netminder in goal for the Islanders. Greiss has 10 wins, five losses, and one OT loss to his name and has recorded a 2.45 goals against average and a .925 save percentage this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders Betting Picks

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Blue Jackets, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • Eight of New York’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 3-5 overall in those games.
  • The Blue Jackets are 8-5 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 11-6 in games where they’re in the box for fewer than 10 penalty minutes, total.
  • The under has hit in four of New York’s last five games.
  • Columbus has averaged 9.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 7.6 giveaways per game (ranked seventh in the NHL).
  • New York is ranked 18th this season with 10.1 giveaways per game. That figure has trended upward recently, as it’s averaged 12.0 giveaways over its last 10 games and 12.6 giveaways over its last five.
  • The Islanders this season have recorded the eighth-most hits in the league (24.3 per game).