NHL betting line favors Blues over Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets vs St. Louis Blues Odds
The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Columbus on Saturday, with the host Blues trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Blues sport records of 9-6-2 heading into this matchup, while the Blue Jackets sit at 5-10-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-4-2 for the Blues and 7-9-1 for the Blue Jackets.
The visitors opened as +-217 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blues rated this week at No. 3 and the Blue Jackets sitting at No. 29.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 5-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 31.7% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.4% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blue Jackets were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +155 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Avalanche. Bettors on Colorado at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Blue Jackets at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
Columbus is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Columbus
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 10 games
Columbus at Chicago, Sunday, February 24
St. Louis home to Chicago, Thursday, February 28