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Blue Jackets open as moneyline underdog vs Blackhawks

Columbus Blue JacketsChicago Blackhawks
March 1, 8:30 PM | United Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

5-12-3TEAM RECORD17-0-3

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.

View Columbus vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 29-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.

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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

Next up:
Columbus home to Colorado, Sunday, March 3
Chicago at Detroit, Sunday, March 3