Columbus
Blue Jackets
Stadium Nationwide Arena
33-22-15 Overall | 10-7-5 METROPOLITAN 5th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blue Jackets180187 16.4%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  4/2
vs
Lightning
POSTPONED
Fri  4/3
@
Hurricanes
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Blue Jackets are not contenders to win the championship at 100/1, 1%. They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 0.7% chance is #17 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 1.5% of the time and are not a good value at 50/1, 2%. The Blue Jackets are averaging 88.3 points per sim which makes them a solid bet to go over 83.5. At +375 the Blue Jackets are a good value to make the playoffs with a 37.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 25/1, 3.8%. They win the division in 3.9% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #10 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 47-31-4 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 44.4-37.6. They were very good against the money line (+201). They had a strong puck line record going 44-38 for (+607 profit). More of their games came in under (45) than went over (31). Based on computer simulations they only have a 42% chance to beat the Maple Leafs in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.33 (includes playoff games) which ranks #6 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #7. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #6 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #17 in home games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Joonas Korpisalo who is projected to be the #20 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Atkinson, Cam RW5-817506/05/1989No College
52 Bemstrom, Emil RW6-019006/01/1999No College
--- Berni, Tim 5-1117402/11/2000No College
28 Bjorkstrand, Oliver RW6-017704/10/1995No College
53 Carlsson, Gabriel D6-519201/02/1997No College
18 Dubois, Pierre-Luc C6-321806/24/1998No College
71 Foligno, Nick LW6-020810/31/1987No College
44 Gavrikov, Vladislav D6-321311/21/1995No College
24 Gerbe, Nathan LW5-416907/24/1987No College
4 Harrington, Scott D6-220403/10/1993No College
38 Jenner, Boone C6-220806/15/1993No College
70 Korpisalo, Joonas G6-319104/28/1994No College
15 Lilja, Jakob RW6-119607/23/1993No College
49 MacInnis, Ryan RW6-318502/14/1996No College
23 Matteau, Stefan LW6-222002/23/1994No College
90 Merzlikins, Elvis G6-318104/13/1994No College
27 Murray, Ryan D6-120609/27/1993No College
20 Nash, Riley C6-218505/09/1989No College
65 Nutivaara, Markus D6-118706/06/1994No College
14 Nyquist, Gustav LW5-1117909/01/1989No College
2 Peeke, Andrew D6-319403/17/1998No College
50 Robinson, Eric RW6-219706/14/1995No College
58 Savard, David D6-222910/22/1990No College
74 Shore, Devin C6-120607/19/1994No College
11 Stenlund, Kevin C6-420909/20/1996No College
10 Wennberg, Alexander C6-219709/22/1994No College
8 Werenski, Zach D6-221207/19/1997No College