Stars vs Blue Jackets NHL Free Pick October 16, 2019
Bobby Conn Stars vs Blue Jackets NHL Free Pick
Start Time: October 16 2019, 7:05 PM
Neither the Stars (1-5-1, 3 points) or Blue Jackets (2-3-0, 4 points) will be happy with their respective starts to the season. As the two teams meet up tonight in Columbus, it’s likely going to get even worse for one of them.
Earning at least a point in just two of the team’s seven games, Dallas is above only Minnesota in the Central Division. The Blue Jackets are also just one spot away from the bottom spot in their own division, leading the Devils by two points in the Metropolitan.
The biggest problem for the Stars has been putting the puck in the net, and that issue extended to Monday night as Dallas lost 4-0 to Buffalo. On average, the Stars are scoring just 1.86 goals per game while allowing 3.14 goals per game.
The Blue Jackets haven’t been much more effective offensively, but they did enough to earn a 3-2 win over Carolina their last time out. On average, Columbus is scoring 2.20 goals per game while giving up 3.60 goals per game.
Left winger Roope Hintz is one of the few players producing for the Stars, and they’ll be counting on him for more goals this evening. Hintz leads the team with four goals and five total points.