Columbus Blue Jackets host Colorado Avalanche in hockey action
Colorado Avalanche vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
The visiting Avalanche hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Nationwide Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Supporters of the Avalanche have seen them go 8-8-3 so far this season, while the Blue Jackets are at 5-12-4. In totals betting, the Blue Jackets are 9-11-1, while the Avalanche are 7-10-2.
Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jackets in this one found them earlier as +105 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
This game matches up the No. 29 (Blue Jackets) and the No. 28 (Avalanche) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 29-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 12% rate while the Avalanche have a 78.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -114 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Columbus was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -260 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Calgary are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Edmonton are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Avalanche at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Columbus
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Columbus
Colorado is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
Colorado at Detroit, Tuesday, March 5
Columbus home to Edmonton, Tuesday, March 5