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Moneyline favors Kings in battle with Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue JacketsLos Angeles Kings
Feb 1, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

13-31-6TEAM RECORD24-16-10

STAPLES Center hosts an NHL battle between the Los Angeles Kings and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Supporters of the Blue Jackets have seen them go 13-31-6 so far this season, while the Kings are at 24-16-10. In totals betting, the Kings are 11-28-11, while the Blue Jackets are 24-25-1.

View Columbus vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-230 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Kings sit at No. 10 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jackets sit at a No. 30 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 14.8% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 76% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -255 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-1 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on Los Angeles at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Anaheim are 4-6
After playing San Jose are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Jackets at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games on the road
Columbus is 5-9-1 SU in its last 15 games ,when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Los Angeles' last 19 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Anaheim, Friday, February 3
Los Angeles at St. Louis, Friday, February 3

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