Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 1-12-23

Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 1/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 1/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Carolina Hurricanes will be at Nationwide Arena in Columbus to engage with the Blue Jackets on Thursday evening.


Carolina comes into this ice battle after losing four games in a row including a 3-5 loss at home versus the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.


The Hurricanes were held scoreless in the final period of a two-point home defeat last game out.


Center Sebastian Aho led Carolina with a shorthanded goal on assists from Teuvo Teravainen and Brett Pesce while adding one assist in the losing effort.   


The Carolina Hurricanes at 25-9-7 took the lead in the Metropolitan Division with a 13-4-6 record at home. The Hurricanes’ offense recorded an average of 2.84 goals on 35.7 shots per contest with power play opportunities of 14.5% and 54.6% on faceoffs.


On defense, Carolina gave up an average of 2.75 goals and 25.3 attempted shots per match with a penalty kill of 78.4%.


Goalkeeper Antti Rasnte is expected to protect the net for the Hurricanes with a 3-2-2 record and a .903 save percentage this season.   


The totals went OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 outings and the Hurricanes are 1-4 straight up in their last 5 matches played.


The Carolina Hurricanes are 7-2 SU in their last 9 contests played versus Columbus and the totals went OVER in 4 of the Hurricanes’ last 5 road games.


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Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Predictions 1/12/2023


The Columbus Blue Jackets are going back home to bounce back from a road loss by hosting the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.


Columbus lost four of their last five following a 3-6 loss away from home versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 10.


The Blue Jackets were scoreless in the first period and chased a 2-3 deficit at the start of the final period on the way to their 3-6 loss to the Lightning.


Gavin Bayreuther, Tim Berni, and Kirill Marchenko scored one goal each for Columbus in the losing effort. 


The Blue Jackets are 12-26-2 on 26 points with a 10-12-1 home record and placed last in the Metropolitan Division this season.


Columbus’ offense marked an average of 4.6 goals on 33.6 shot attempts per outing and currently 47.0% on power play chances with 56% faceoffs.


The Blue Jackets’ defense conceded an average of 2.6 goals and 37 shots on goal with an 88% penalty kill.


GK Joonas Korpisalo will be assigned at the goal to guard the net for Columbus with a 3-2-1 record and a save percentage of .867.


The totals went UNDER in 13 of the Blue Jackets’ last 20 games and Columbus is 2-11 straight up in its last 13 contests played.


The Blue Jackets are 4-2 SU in their last 6 home outings and the totals went OVER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 matches when playing at home against the Hurricanes.  


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. The NHL Pick for this contest is Carolina -300. The Blue Jackets posted an average of just 2 goals per match and the Hurricanes’ defense yielded only 2 goals per outing.


Carolina lost four games in a row while Columbus lost four of their last five. The Hurricanes will dominate this outing on the road with a 13-4-6 record. Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes will win 3-1.     


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Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 1/12/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH  


Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023                 




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Hurricanes -300             


NHL Totals: 6.5


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