ROGERS' 10* TOTAL OF THE WEEK > > HOUSE MONEY IN 3 SPORTS!
Columbus vs. NY Islanders,
12/23/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Total: -135/+5½ Under
The set-up: I'm expecting a hard-hitting, low-scoring goaltenders battle in this one. Columbus is 5-3-2 in its last ten. The Jackets are only ranked 20th on defense on the road and their offense is also ranked 20th away from friendly confines. The Isles are ranked tenth in the NHL in goals scored at home and they've been even better on the defensive end at home, ranked 13th.
The pick: Note that the Jackets have seen the total go under the number in seven of their last nine road games when the total is set at 5, while NY has seen the total dip below the posted number in eight of its last 11 home games as a favorite in the -125 to -175 range. I think that Isles' goaltender Semyon Varlamov and CBJ's goalie Joonas Korpisalo will be the main story lines in tomorrow's summaries.
10* TOTAL OF THE WEEK on the UNDER CBJ/Islanders.