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New Jersey Devils Visit Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

New Jersey pays a visit to Columbus on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jackets snipers in hockey action at Nationwide Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New Jersey Devils opened as 130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-1.4 victory for the Devils. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the New Jersey Devils have seen them go 34-30-7 so far this season, while the Blue Jackets are at 28-34-8. In totals betting, the Columbus Blue Jackets are 34-33-3, while the Devils are 24-32-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs New Jersey injuries news.

The Devils - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Blue Jackets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbus is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Jersey is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 21-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a New Jersey Devils defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.56 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 17.92% rate while the Devils have a 81.65% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Devils were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +134 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New Jersey's last 23 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next Betting Matchups

New Jersey home to Columbus, Sunday, March 20th

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