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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet at Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Columbus:
Team record: 14-17-4 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Carolina are 4-6
After playing are 5-5-1
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia:
Team record: 16-15-4 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 8 games
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 5-5-2
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Minnesota, Monday, December 23
Columbus at Carolina, Monday, December 23