(23) Carolina vs. Columbus (24)
PICK: 888sport @ CLB (-148)
DATE: March 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM
STAR RATING: 10.0
EXPERT: Will Rogers
EVALUATION: Win (1000)
The set-up: Carolina has won back-to-back games, but it’s been off since a 3-0 win at Colorado on Monday and I think it’ll stumble in this difficult road arena. The Jackets enter off a 7-4 win over the Bruins. This is an important game for both teams as they look to keep pace in the Wildcard race. However, I don’t think that the home ice advantage can be overlooked as a very real deciding factor between these evenly matched clubs.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well, but Carolina is already only 3-5 (-4.1 units) this season when playing with three or more days rest, while Columbus is 37-20 (+9.2 units) in its last 57 when playing with two days rest and 16-10 (+2.1 units) after allowing four or more goals in its previous outing. Lay the price.