Avalanche vs. Blue Jackets: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Colorado Avalanche (47-21-6) are lopsided favorites when they hit the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets (24-38-12) on Monday, April 1. The Avalanche are -340 on the moneyline to win against the Blue Jackets (+270) in the game, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+, ALT, and BSOH.

You can turn on ESPN+, ALT, and BSOH to watch as the Avalanche and the Blue Jackets square off.

Avalanche vs. Blue Jackets Game Info & Odds

  • When: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, ALT, and BSOH
  • Where: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, ALT, and BSOH
  • Favorite: Avalanche (-340)
  • Underdog: Blue Jackets (+270)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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Avalanche and Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • In 42 games this season, Colorado and its opponent have combined for more than 6.5 goals.
  • Columbus has combined with its opponent to score over 6.5 goals in 38 of 73 games this season.
  • These two teams score 6.6 goals per game combined, 0.1 more than this game’s over/under.
  • Combined, these teams concede 6.6 goals per game, 0.1 more than this game’s total.
  • The Avalanche have compiled a 42-19 record when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • The Blue Jackets have been listed as an underdog 66 times this season, and won 19, or 28.8%, of those games.

Avalanche Stats & Insights

  • The Avalanche rank first in the NHL with 277 total goals this season, averaging 3.7 per game.
  • The Avalanche are ranked 13th in total goals against, allowing 3.0 goals per game (219 total) in league action.
  • The team’s goal differential is third-best in the league at +58.
  • The Avalanche shoot 11.3% as a team, ranked fifth-best in the league.
  • The Avalanche have shut out opponents four times. As a team, they are averaging 17.2 hits and 14.8 blocked shots per game this season.
  • In their last 10 games, the Avalanche are 8-1-1 to earn 85.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 4.0 goals per game (40 total) over that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Avalanche have allowed 24 goals (2.4 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Blue Jackets Stats & Insights

  • The Blue Jackets have scored 210 goals this season (2.8 per game) to rank 25th in the league.
  • The Blue Jackets’ 270 total goals conceded (3.6 per game) rank 30th in the league.
  • They have a -60 goal differential, which ranks 29th in the league.
  • The Blue Jackets’ collective 9.4% shooting percentage ranks 25th in the league.
  • The Blue Jackets have shut out their opponent once this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Blue Jackets have secured 50.0% of the possible points with a 2-6-2 record.
  • They have averaged 2.0 goals per game (20 total) over that stretch.
  • On the defensive side, the Blue Jackets have given up 3.9 goals per game (39 total) in those 10 outings.

Avalanche Key Players to Watch

  • Nathan MacKinnon has been a big player for Colorado this season, with 127 points in 74 games.
  • Mikko Rantanen is contributing with 100 points (39 goals, 61 assists).
  • Alexandar Georgiev (37-15-4) has a goals against average of 2.8 on the season, and 1461 saves. His .901 save percentage ranks 40th in the league.

Avalanche Player Props

  • Nathan MacKinnon Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: -150, Under Odds: +120)
  • Nathan MacKinnon Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -230, Under Odds: +175)
  • Mikko Rantanen Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: -105, Under Odds: -125)
  • Mikko Rantanen Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -166, Under Odds: +130)
  • Cale Makar Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +165, Under Odds: -215)
  • Cale Makar Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -175, Under Odds: +135)

Blue Jackets Key Players to Watch

  • Johnny Gaudreau has totaled 11 goals (0.1 per game) and dished out 44 assists (0.6 per game), That makes him among the leaders for Columbus with 55 total points (0.7 per game).
  • Zachary Werenski is key for Columbus’ attack with 47 total points (0.8 per game), including seven goals and 40 assists through 62 games.
  • Elvis Merzlikins’ record stands at 13-17-8 on the season, allowing 130 goals (3.4 goals against average) and compiling 1137 saves with an .897 save percentage (51st in the league).

Blue Jackets Player Props

  • Johnny Gaudreau Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -140)
  • Johnny Gaudreau Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +120)

Avalanche vs. Blue Jackets Injuries

  • Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: Knee (Out For Season), Pavel Francouz: Groin (Out For Season), Logan O’Connor: Hip (Out For Season), Joel Kiviranta: Illness (Questionable), Valeri Nichushkin: Lower Body (Questionable)
  • Blue Jackets: Elvis Merzlikins: Lower Body (Questionable), Kent Johnson: Shoulder (Out For Season), Patrik Laine: Collarbone (Out), Sean Kuraly: Lower Body (Out), Boone Jenner: Illness (Questionable), Yegor Chinakhov: Upper Body (Questionable), Adam Boqvist: Upper Body (Questionable), Adam Fantilli: Leg (Out)

Avalanche vs. Blue Jackets Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Blue Jackets (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Avalanche 4 – Blue Jackets 3

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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