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Moneyline favors Blue Jackets in battle with Devils


New Jersey Devils

Columbus Blue Jackets
12-13-6 December 10, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 12-15-3



Hockey bettors look for value at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday as host Columbus battles the New Jersey Devils in hockey odds action.

The Blue Jackets are 12-15-3 so far on the season. The Devils, meanwhile, are 12-13-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 12-15-3 and the Devils go 9-16-6 on the totals.

View New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New Jersey before puck drop in this match found them as 105-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Blue Jackets and the No. 15-ranked Devils, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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The Devils were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +172 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -195 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 22-ranked offense (2.43 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 20.41% rate while the Devils have a 86.41% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Devils at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
New Jersey is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
New Jersey is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games when playing New Jersey


Next up:
New Jersey at Pittsburgh, Friday, December 13th
Columbus at New York, Thursday, December 12th

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