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Rangers play host to the Blue Jackets

The New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue Jackets have already met in a pair of OVER results on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks this season as they hit the ice together on Monday night.

The Rangers topped the Blue Jackets 4-2 as a road underdog on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on November 7. Columbus then returned the favor in their most recent matchup on December 12 as they won by a 4-2 score in New York.

The Rangers sit at 21-20-2 on the season; in comparison, the Blue Jackets are currently 18-20-4. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 18-17-8 OU, and Columbus is 21-17-4 OU.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this one found them earlier as -168 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Rangers) and the No. 21 (Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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In their last action, Columbus was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New York, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +115 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 24-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.93 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 20.14% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 79.86% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Columbus home to Hartford , Friday, January 10th
New York at Chicago, Wednesday, January 8th