Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 23, 2024

The Oilers aim to extend their epic win streak to 14 games on Tuesday night when they play host to the rapidly fading Blue Jackets at Rogers Place.

January 23, 2024, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Puckline +1.5 +125
Moneyline +290
Over / Under o +7
Puckline -1.5 -150
Moneyline -375
Over / Under u +7

The Oilers have been idle since tallying their most recent victory on Saturday night, a 3-1 victory in Calgary, which also marked the 11th straight game in which they have limited opponents to two or fewer goals. The Blue Jackets open a stretch of 10 games that features nine road contests with their visit to Edmonton. The club is coming off a 4-1 loss to New Jersey on Friday night, and has now fallen to defeat in nine of their past 12 outings.

The red-hot Oilers have surged to -375 favourites on the Tuesday NHL odds, and are heavy -155 chalk on the puck line to earn the win by a multi-goal margin. The Jackets trail as distant +290 underdogs in their bid for their fourth win in seven road games, and the -125 odds favour the total going UNDER 7.

Blue Jackets vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Written off by fans and pundits alike after opening the season on a dismal 5-12-1, the Oilers’ turnaround has been nothing short of breathtaking. Edmonton has racked up a sparkling 21-3-0 in 24 games since, and have been a force on both sides of the puck during their current 13-0-0 surge. Oilers shooters have averaged 3.92 goals per game during the team’s current win streak and have claimed eight victories by multi-goal margins while limiting opponents to just 1.69 goals per game over the past 13 games. Overall, the Oilers have also compiled an impressive 12-2-0 run on home ice, and have also held the Blue Jackets to seven total goals while claiming victory in three of four head-to-head meetings on home ice.

Destined for yet another lost season, the Blue Jackets hit the road mired in last place in the Metropolitan Division standings, just two points up on Ottawa in the race for the Eastern Conference basement. Columbus has recorded consecutive wins just once so opening the season on a 3-2-0 run, and have fallen to defeat in 14 of 19 road contests since. While the Blue Jackets have recorded a respectable 3.00 goals per game over their past eight outings, shutting down opposing shooters remains a huge challenge, with the club allowing 4.25 goals per game over their past 16 outings. 

Columbus Blue Jackets

The absence of injured stars Patrik Laine and Zach Werenski has not helped the Blue Jackets address issues at both ends of the ice. But despite their recent woes, this team has still managed to score in spurts. The club turned in an impressive performance, leveraging a third-period one their way to a 4-3 shootout victory over high-flying Vancouver last Monday, and claimed an early lead before wilting in Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Devils. Johnny Gaudreau has gotten past a five-game points drought by tallying four assists over the past three games.  

Yegor Chinakhov has also contributed points in each of the past two games. However, prized rookie Adam Fantilli has fallen on hard times after enjoying a productive December, picking up just two points in seven games this month.

Edmonton Oilers

The superstar duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl both saw points streaks end in Saturday’s win over the Flames, but their overall performances have been key to the Oil’s turnaround. The duo has combined to score 14 total goals and 34 total points over the club’s 13-0-0 run. McDavid has also regularly feasted on the Blue Jackets, piling up six goals and 23 points during a 10-game head-to-head points streak, and is worthy backing on the NHL player props as a -145 bet to tally multiple points again on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, veteran Corey Perry is reportedly practicing with the Oilers after signing with the club on Monday, but is not expected to make his Edmonton debut until the weekend.

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