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Columbus Blue JacketsChicago Blackhawks
Dec 26, 8:30 PM | United Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

9-21-4TEAM RECORD22-9-4

The visiting Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at United Center against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago will face the 9-21-4 Blue Jackets. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 20-15 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Jackets are 17-16-1 favoring the OVER.

View Columbus vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blackhawks as -240 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 27-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 19.5% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 75% of their penalties.

In their last action, Columbus was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Nashville at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Canadiens on December 21. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus' last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Columbus
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Calgary, Tuesday, December 27
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 28

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