NHL Game Preview - Blue Jackets underdogs vs Oilers at Columbus
Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
Columbus will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets sit at 6-12-4 on the season; in comparison, the Oilers are currently 8-9-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 9-12-1 OU, and Edmonton is 6-12-3 OU.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blue Jackets as +114 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The Blue Jackets sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oilers sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 29-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.6% rate while the Oilers have a 85.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Wild on March 3. Bettors who backed the Wild at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Columbus, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +132 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Vancouver are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Oilers at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Edmonton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 8 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Edmonton's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games at home
Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Edmonton at Detroit, Thursday, March 7
Columbus home to Vancouver, Thursday, March 7