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Columbus Blue Jackets

Ottawa Senators
6-10-3 November 17, 2013, 01:00 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 8-7-4



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Columbus duelling Ottawa on Sunday at Canadian Tire Centre.

Ottawa will face the 6-10-3 Blue Jackets. In totals betting, the Senators are 10-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Jackets are 8-8-3 favoring the OVER.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

The Senators were listed earlier today as -168 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 12-rated Blue Jackets taking on the No. 16-rated Senators in this contest.

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Columbus lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Canadiens on November 15. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Ottawa won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Bruins on November 15. Bettors who backed the Senators at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.95 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 16.07% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

A few Blue Jackets at Senators trends to consider:
Columbus is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbus is 4-6-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
Ottawa is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing Columbus


Next up:
Columbus at Edmonton, Tuesday, November 19th
Ottawa at Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 19th

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