Columbus Blue Jackets take on Avalanche in hockey test
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Colorado Avalanche Odds
The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to grab a road win when they take on the Avalanche in Colorado at Pepsi Center on Thursday in hockey odds action.
The Avalanche are 1-1 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 1-1-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 1-1 and the Blue Jackets go 2-1 on the totals.
The visitors opened as +-168 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Avalanche rated this week at No. 13 and the Blue Jackets sitting at No. 29.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 16-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 20 at 3.7 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.3% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 84.6% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blue Jackets were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Colorado won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Kings on January 22. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Blue Jackets at Avalanche trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus' last 8 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
Columbus is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing at home against Columbus
Colorado is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Columbus
Colorado is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Columbus home to Chicago, Saturday, January 26
Colorado at San Jose, Saturday, January 26