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Blue Jackets face Vancouver Canucks: NHL odds preview and stats

Columbus Blue JacketsVancouver Canucks
March 17, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

22-41-7TEAM RECORD42-20-8

The Canucks get a visit from the Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Canucks are 42-20-8 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 22-41-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vancouver go 32-31-7 and the Blue Jackets go 31-36-3 on the totals.

View Columbus vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jackets were listed as +-275 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canucks rated this week at No. 4 and the Blue Jackets sitting at No. 29.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 4-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 21.1% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 76.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Oilers on March 14. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -154 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 5-4 loser at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Phoenix at +157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Columbus is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing Columbus
Vancouver is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Columbus
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next up:
Columbus at Calgary, Sunday, March 18
Vancouver at Minnesota, Monday, March 19

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