Columbus vs Vancouver: prediction for the NHL fixture
The Blue Jackets take on the Canucks in the National Hockey League action on November 27. We made predictions for this game, which you can find below.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus are earning points consistently. In the last five games, the Blue Jackets suffered only one defeat to Vegas (2:3). Columbus actually had a good chance to earn points in that fight, but they completely failed the third period. The Jackets recovered in the following game, having crushed Buffalo (7:4). Roslovic and Domi scored three points each.
After they returned home, the Blue Jackets got a landslide victory over Winnipeg (3: 0), and will be looking to collect two points in today's game.
Vancouver have been performing poorly this season. The Canucks are in 14th place in the Western Conference table with 14 points. The main problem of the team is their weak defensive play; on average, the Canucks concede more than three goals per game.
In the last eight games, the Canucks got only one victory, over Winnipeg. It wouldn't be possible without goaltender Demko and his 37 saves. Vancouver also managed to earn one point, having lost to Anaheim in overtime (2:3 OT).
In 4 head-to-head games out of 5, the teams didn't score 2 two goals in the first period.
In 4 head-to-head games out of 5, Columbus scored first.
Columbus are in great shape and they continue to improve their performance with every match they play. The team returned home, where they are a bit more confident. The Jackets should win here due to their superior quality.
Our prediction - Columbus to win
We expect a large number of goals scored in the upcoming game. The teams are not used to sitting back on the defensive and prefer open hockey.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals