Blue Jackets open as moneyline underdog vs Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks battle the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday in NHL betting action at United Center.
This season the Blackhawks are 17-0-3 overall while the Blue Jackets are 5-12-3. As for the totals, Chicago is 5-14-1 on the OU, and Columbus is 8-11-1.
If you're going with the Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -312 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 29-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 17.9% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 83.8% of their penalties.
In their last action, Columbus was a 5-4 loser at home against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -104 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Blue Jackets at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Columbus' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 11 games when playing Chicago
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago's last 12 games at home
Columbus home to Colorado, Sunday, March 3
Chicago at Detroit, Sunday, March 3