Blue Jackets vs Bruins Predictions for NHL Eastern Conference 2nd Round Stanley Cup Playoffs Series

David Kaestle
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The Columbus Blue Jackets square off against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their second-round series on Thursday night. The Bruins are -162 favorites to win the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for this second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

Blue Jackets vs Bruins Series Predictions

The Athletic

Joe McDonald, of The Athletic, is taking the Bruins to win the series in seven games. He argues the Bruins' physicality will ultimately be too much for the Blue Jackets to handle, but McDonald believes the series will be close.

The Sports Geek

On the other hand, Brenton Kemp, from The Sports Geek, is going with Columbus to win this series. He likes the Blue Jackets because they've been red hot recently, as Columbus is 11-1-0 in its last 12 games.

Sporting News

Murray Pam, of the Sporting News, is also going with the Blue Jackets to win this series. Pam believes the Blue Jackets are simply playing too well right now to lose this series.

Overall, we have two experts going with the Blue Jackets to continue their impressive run and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Meanwhile, McDonald is the lone expert picking the Bruins to win this series.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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