First impressions of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between Boston and Columbus are breathtaking. Both games went into overtime with each club posting an NHL betting online win. Now the series shifts to Columbus for games three and four. So far this has been a dead even series and that only figures to continue. Timely goal scoring, excellent goaltending, hard hitting and superb coaching are all hallmarks of this series. Following a sweep of Tampa Bay, the top team in the league, Columbus fears nobody. Along the same lines, Boston now knows they are in for a tough series.
Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Game 3
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Bruins||+1½ (-265)||5½ (+105)||EV|
|Blue Jackets||-1½ (+225)||5½ (-125)||-120|
Bruins vs. Blue Jackets TV Coverage: NBCSN
Even Series So Far
At the onset of this series it was immediately made clear neither team would take prisoners. Physical play and confrontations have been the rule instead of the exception. Boston won game one 3-2 on an overtime goal by Charlie Coyle, who sent the game into overtime with a third period tally. By contrast Matt Duchene got the overtime winner for Columbus in game two at 3:42 of the second extra session.
Goaltenders Superb Thus Far
Tuukka Rask of the Bruins and Sergei Bobrovsky of Columbus have both been stellar in goal in post season action. For example, Bobrovsky has posted a .930 save percentage in the playoffs with a 2.01 goals against average. Against Boston, Bobrovsky has allowed only five goals in 68 shots. Along the same lines Rask has turned in a .927 save percentage thus far in post season with a 2.24 goals against average. CBJ has beat Rask only five times out of 63 shots.
Top Players in Series
Charlie Coyle is not a household marquee man but has been clutch for Boston with five goals, two assists and a plus two. Artemi Panarin, who was nearly traded by CBJ, has four goals, five assists and a plus three.
Against the Odds
Boston has been a reliable NHL betting online value on the road in recent games. As an example, the Bruins have won seven of their last 10 games on enemy ice. Seven of the Bruins last nine away games have gone over the total. In the same way Columbus has been highly profitable at Nationwide Arena. Four of the Blue Jackets last seven games on home ice have gone over the total.
This Rivalry at Columbus
Head to head Columbus has had the recent edge at Nationwide Arena over the Bruins. To show CBJ has posted three sportsbook payouts in their last four home ice tilts with Boston. Seven of the last eight in this emerging rivalry at Columbus have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
On the whole Columbus may be a NHL betting online dog in this series but they don’t act like it. It follows that home ice, Bobrovsky, and clutch scoring will be the difference
Bruins vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Online Picks
In this situation Columbus rates the edge!
Bruins vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Online Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets
Bruins vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Blue Jackets 3, Bruins 2
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