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San Jose Sharks host Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey action

Columbus Blue JacketsSan Jose Sharks
Jan 5, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Columbus Blue Jackets vs San Jose Sharks Odds

10-23-5TEAM RECORD21-11-4

HP Pavilion hosts an NHL battle between the San Jose Sharks and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-23-5 this season, while the Sharks are 21-11-4. Columbus is 18-19-1 on the totals; San Jose is 16-20.

View Columbus vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jackets were listed as +-250 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Sharks and the No. 28-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 11-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 74.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Capitals on December 31. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Ducks. They won as -153 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Columbus' last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing Columbus
San Jose is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Los Angeles, Saturday, January 7
San Jose home to Washington, Saturday, January 7

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