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Columbus Blue Jackets Battle vs Montreal Canadiens Highlights NHL Odds Menu

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Columbus Blue Jackets dueling the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday at Bell Centre.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets opened as 100 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 4.6-0.9 result in favor of the Blue Jackets is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Canadiens sit at 34-21-8 on the season; in comparison, the Columbus Blue Jackets are currently 39-16-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 25-28-10 OU, and Columbus is 26-30-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Columbus injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Montreal Canadiens rated this week at No. 30 and the Columbus Blue Jackets sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 21.39% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.5% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +111 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Montreal won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Devils on February 27. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Montreal is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Minnesota, Thursday, March 2nd
Montreal home to Nashville, Thursday, March 2nd

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