NHL Hockey - Preview

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New Jersey Devils meet at Prudential Center.

Columbus won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Hurricanes on December 23. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

New Jersey:
Team record: 15-16-7 SU, ATS

New Jersey4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Columbus:
Team record: 16-17-4 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games on the road
is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Jersey

When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Next up:
Columbus home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 29
New Jersey at NY Islanders, Saturday, December 28