Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks in NHL odds
Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Columbus on Saturday at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets sit at 1-2-1 on the season; in comparison, the Blackhawks are currently 4-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 2-2 OU, and Chicago is 2-2 OU.
The visitors opened as 134 moneyline favorites 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 at Odds Shark show the No. 11-rated Blackhawks taking on the No. 29-rated Blue Jackets in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 27-ranked offense (1.8 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Blackhawks have a 91.7% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Blue Jackets were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blackhawks at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Columbus' last 14 games
Chicago home to Detroit, Sunday, January 27
Columbus home to Dallas, Monday, January 28