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NHL Game Preview - Blue Jackets underdogs vs Sharks at Columbus

San Jose SharksColumbus Blue Jackets
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

San Jose Sharks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

24-11-5TEAM RECORD12-26-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting San Jose duelling Columbus on Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

The Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 24-11-5 this season, while the Blue Jackets are 12-26-5. San Jose is 18-22 on the totals; Columbus is 21-21-1.

View San Jose vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Blue Jackets as +180 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 6-rated Sharks taking on the No. 28-rated Blue Jackets in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 27-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 14% rate while the Sharks have a 76.9% rate on the penalty kill.

San Jose was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Jets. They won as -150 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Sharks at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Jose's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at Chicago, Sunday, January 15
Columbus home to Edmonton, Tuesday, January 17

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