Blues face Columbus Blue Jackets: NHL odds preview and stats
St. Louis Blues vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Columbus on Friday at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets sit at 17-16-7 on the season; in comparison, the Blues are currently 23-14-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 15-24-1 OU, and St. Louis is 19-16-4 OU.
The visitors opened as 100 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Blue Jackets and the No. 6-rated Blues in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus' No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 13% while the Blues defense kills off 84.3% of their penalties.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at +100 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Columbus was a 4-0 winner in its last match at home against the Sharks. They won as +111 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing San Jose are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Blues at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games
Columbus is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus' last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Columbus' last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis home to Chicago, Sunday, April 14
Columbus at Minnesota, Saturday, April 13