Blackhawks hit the ice versus Jackets
The Chicago Blackhawks have won 12 straight games on the NHL betting lines at the books against the Columbus Blue Jackets as those teams meet on the ice once again on Friday.
Chicago and Columbus last met back on March 6, with the Blackhawks rolling to a 6-1 win as a -179 home favorite on the NHL odds in that contest.
The OVER paid out for totals bettors with the seven goals on the board in that game.
The Blue Jackets currently sport a record of 39-30-7. The Blackhawks are 43-19-15. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 36-36-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 36-40-1 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jackets in this one found them earlier as -105 on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
This game matches up the No. 15 (Blue Jackets) and the No. 17 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on Chicago at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Columbus won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Flyers on April 3. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 14-ranked offense (2.79 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 17.76% rate while the Blackhawks have a 81.78% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Blackhawks at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Chicago is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games on the road
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home
Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Chicago home to St. Louis, Sunday, April 6th
Columbus home to New York, Sunday, April 6th