Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Preview

Columbus Blue JacketsEdmonton Oilers
March 28, 9:30 PM | Rexall Place

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

13-13-7TEAM RECORD12-13-7

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Edmonton and Columbus on Thursday, with the host Oilers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Oilers are 12-13-7 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 13-13-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Edmonton go 10-16-6 and the Blue Jackets go 13-19-1 on the totals.

View Columbus vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jackets were listed as +-131 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Oilers and the No. 26-ranked Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 28-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 22.5% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 85.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blue Jackets were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -182 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Oilers were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +202 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Jackets at Oilers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus' last 9 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Columbus' last 10 games
Edmonton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Edmonton's last 9 games when playing Columbus
Edmonton is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus at Calgary, Friday, March 29
Edmonton home to Vancouver, Saturday, March 30

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