Philadelphia Flyers take on Blue Jackets in hockey test
Columbus Blue Jackets
|25-20-6||January 23, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena||25-20-4|
The visiting Flyers hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Nationwide Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets sit at 25-20-4 on the season; in comparison, the Flyers are currently 25-20-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 26-19-4 OU, and Philadelphia is 23-21-7 OU.
View Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.
Bettors looking to back visiting Philadelphia before puck drop in this match found them as 119-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Jackets rated this week at No. 13 and the Flyers sitting at No. 12.
The Flyers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Columbus, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -104 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 8-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 19.25% rate while the Flyers have a 84.24% rate on the penalty kill.
Philadelphia home to Boston, Saturday, January 25th
Columbus home to Buffalo, Saturday, January 25th