Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 07

EDMONTON, CANADA - MAY 10: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers shoots the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Four of the Second Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on May 10, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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We have your Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Edmonton Oilers hit the road to face the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Edmonton Oilers (38-20-2) are set to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets (21-31-10) in a clash at Nationwide Arena. With the Oilers on a five-game winning streak and the Blue Jackets looking to rebound from a loss, this matchup promises to be an intriguing battle on the ice.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Odds Info

Moneyline: Edmonton Oilers -250 (BetRivers) / Columbus Blue Jackets +220 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Edmonton Oilers -105 (BetMGM) / Columbus Blue Jackets -115 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.5 – +110 (Bet365) / -130 (Bet365)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 07

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH


Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Edmonton Oilers have 18 wins and 12 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Edmonton Oilers have 34 wins and 19 losses.
  • This season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 29 overs and 31 unders.

Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 11 wins and 20 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 18 wins and 38 losses.
  • This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have hit 33 overs and 29 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Edmonton Oilers have faced off three times, with the Blue Jackets emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The first meeting took place on January 25, 2023, where Columbus, as the visiting team, secured a narrow 3-2 win in overtime. The second game on February 25, 2023, saw the home team, Columbus, again triumph with a high-scoring 6-5 victory. The most recent clash on January 23, 2024, ended in a 4-1 win for the Oilers at home. In terms of betting statistics, Columbus has covered the spread twice, while Edmonton has done so once. The over/under results show a tendency towards lower-scoring games, with the under hitting twice and the over only once. Key stats from these games include a strong showing in faceoffs for Edmonton in the first game, winning 30 out of 53, and a dominant second period in the second game where they scored four goals. Columbus displayed resilience in their victories, overcoming a spread difference of 3.5 in the first game and managing to win despite being the underdog in both their victories.

The most recent game between the two teams on January 23, 2024, was characterized by Edmonton’s control over the game, particularly in the third period where they scored three goals to secure their 4-1 victory. The Oilers capitalized on their power play opportunities, converting 50% of their chances, and were led by strong performances from Evander Kane and Connor McDavid, who both scored in the third period. The Blue Jackets struggled in faceoffs, winning only 24 out of 49, and their only goal came from Dmitri Voronkov in the first period. Edmonton’s goaltender, Stuart Skinner, had an impressive game with a save percentage of 0.964, stopping 27 out of 28 shots. In contrast, Columbus’ Elvis Merzlikins faced 24 shots and saved 20, resulting in a save percentage of 0.833. The Oilers were the favorites going into the game, with a closing moneyline of -360 compared to the Blue Jackets’ +277, and they managed to cover the spread of -1.5.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Predictions

The Oilers are riding high on a wave of success, having won their last five games and solidifying their position as one of the top teams in the Pacific Division. With superstar Connor McDavid leading the league in assists and points, Edmonton’s offensive firepower has been on full display. Zach Hyman’s goal-scoring prowess has also been a key factor in their recent victories. However, they’ll need to maintain their defensive discipline, which has been a cornerstone of their success this season, as they go up against a Blue Jackets team eager to prove themselves.

Columbus, currently at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, is looking to disrupt Edmonton’s momentum and add a much-needed win to their record. The Blue Jackets will rely heavily on the offensive contributions of Johnny Gaudreau and the goal-scoring abilities of Boone Jenner to challenge the Oilers’ defense. While their season has been challenging, the Blue Jackets have shown they can compete, as evidenced by their ability to cover the spread in recent matchups against formidable opponents.

This game will feature key player matchups, including the faceoff between McDavid and Gaudreau, two of the league’s most dynamic forwards. The Oilers’ power play, converting at an impressive rate, will test the Blue Jackets’ penalty kill unit. On the defensive end, Edmonton’s goaltender Stuart Skinner, who has been solid between the pipes, will be crucial in thwarting Columbus’ attempts to light the lamp. As both teams prepare for the puck drop, fans can expect a game filled with strategic plays, high-energy offense, and goaltending prowess.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Pick

Considering the current form of both teams, the Edmonton Oilers are the clear favorites to win this matchup. The Oilers have been on a tear with a five-game winning streak, showcasing their offensive depth and defensive solidity. Connor McDavid’s exceptional playmaking abilities, combined with Zach Hyman’s goal-scoring form, make Edmonton a formidable opponent. The Oilers’ power play efficiency, which has been a significant advantage in recent games, is likely to challenge the Blue Jackets’ penalty kill unit, which has struggled at times this season. Furthermore, Edmonton’s goaltender Stuart Skinner has been a reliable last line of defense, providing the team with the confidence to play their aggressive style of hockey.

While the Columbus Blue Jackets have had their moments this season, their overall performance has been inconsistent. Despite having talented players like Johnny Gaudreau and Boone Jenner, the Blue Jackets have found it challenging to maintain momentum. The Oilers have already demonstrated their ability to handle Columbus earlier this season with a convincing 4-1 victory. Given the Oilers’ current form, their high-powered offense, and the Blue Jackets’ struggles, especially at home, it’s reasonable to expect Edmonton to continue their winning ways and cover the moneyline. The historical head-to-head data, which shows Columbus’ past success, is less relevant here due to the Oilers’ recent surge and the Blue Jackets’ position at the bottom of their division.

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -250 (BetRivers)

Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Edmonton Oilers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Connor McDavid Assists 0.5 10/10 -245 +185 1.7 1.75
Connor McDavid Points 1.5 8/10 -120 -110 1.9 1.96
Evan Bouchard Points 0.5 7/10 -150 +120 1.2 1.20
Leon Draisaitl Points 1.5 7/10 +124 -160 1.7 1.82
Zach Hyman Points 0.5 7/10 -190 +145 1.1 1.20
Leon Draisaitl Assists 0.5 7/10 -150 +120 1.1 1.20

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jack Roslovic Shots On Goal 1.5 10/10 -180 +140 3.3 3.28
Jack Roslovic Assists 0.5 7/10 +185 -245 0.9 0.94
Jack Roslovic Points 0.5 7/10 +114 -145 1.1 1.11
Yegor Chinakhov Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -175 +135 2.5 2.50