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NHL Game Preview - Blue Jackets underdogs vs Oilers at Columbus

Edmonton OilersColumbus Blue Jackets
March 5, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

8-9-4TEAM RECORD6-12-4

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.

View Edmonton vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
Edmonton at Detroit, Thursday, March 7
Columbus home to Vancouver, Thursday, March 7