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Columbus Blue Jackets Host Montreal Canadiens in NHL Betting Action

Montreal Canadiens

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Columbus Blue Jackets
Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena

The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to Nationwide Arena.

But Carey Price aims to be a hateful guest and win his 10th straight road decision against the slumping Blue Jackets.

Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Columbus Blue Jackets were listed earlier today as 131 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5 over at Bet365.

Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.1-2.3 result in favor of the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-29-4 so far on the season. The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, are 39-16-5. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Columbus go 30-28-1 and the Canadiens go 18-31-11 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbus is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 13.

How Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 24-ranked offense (2.63 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.22 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 20.74% rate while the Canadiens have a 85.64% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Blues on February 24. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Columbus was a 4-2 loser at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Buffalo at +190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Montreal is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games on the road
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus's last 8 games
Columbus is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, February 28th
Columbus home to New Jersey, Saturday, February 28th

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