Columbus
Blue Jackets
Stadium Nationwide Arena
6-8-4 Overall | 2-2-1 METROPOLITAN 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blue Jackets4261 13.56%
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  11/1
@
Blues
L / OT3-4
Sat  11/2
vs
Flames
L0-3
Tue  11/5
vs
Golden Knights
L1-2
Thu  11/7
@
Coyotes
W3-2
Sat  11/9
@
Avalanche
L2-4
Tue  11/12
@
Canadiens
L / SO2-3
Fri  11/15
vs
Blues
7:00pm
Tue  11/19
vs
Canadiens
TSN27:00pm
Thu  11/21
vs
Red Wings
7:00pm
Sat  11/23
@
Jets
R3607:00pm
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
77 Anderson, Josh RW6-322205/07/1994No College
13 Atkinson, Cam RW5-817506/05/1989No College
52 Bemstrom, Emil RW6-019006/01/1999No College
28 Bjorkstrand, Oliver RW6-017704/10/1995No College
18 Dubois, Pierre-Luc C6-321806/24/1998No College
44 Gavrikov, Vladislav D6-321311/21/1995No College
37 Hannikainen, Markus RW6-120003/26/1993No College
4 Harrington, Scott D6-220403/10/1993No College
38 Jenner, Boone C6-220806/15/1993No College
3 Jones, Seth D6-420910/03/1994No College
70 Korpisalo, Joonas G6-319104/28/1994No College
46 Kukan, Dean D6-219207/08/1993No College
90 Merzlikins, Elvis G6-318104/13/1994No College
22 Milano, Sonny LW6-019405/12/1996No College
27 Murray, Ryan D6-120609/27/1993No College
20 Nash, Riley C6-218505/09/1989No College
14 Nyquist, Gustav LW5-1117909/01/1989No College
50 Robinson, Eric LW6-220006/14/1995No College
58 Savard, David D6-222910/22/1990No College
42 Texier, Alexandre LW6-119209/13/1999No College
10 Wennberg, Alexander C6-219709/22/1994No College
8 Werenski, Zach D6-221207/19/1997No College