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Columbus Blue Jackets host Vancouver Canucks in hockey action


Vancouver Canucks

Columbus Blue Jackets
5-3-1 October 20, 2013, 06:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 2-5-0



The Columbus Blue Jackets look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Canucks arrive at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.

The Blue Jackets currently sport a record of 2-5-0. The Canucks are 5-3-1. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 2-4-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canucks have gone 3-4-2 against the number.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blue Jackets as -110 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blue Jackets at No. 14 and the Canucks at No. 21 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, Vancouver was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Columbus was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 23-ranked offense (2.29 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.89 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 24% rate while the Canucks have a 90% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Vancouver at New York, Tuesday, October 22nd
Columbus at New Jersey, Tuesday, October 22nd

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