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Blue Jackets open as moneyline underdog vs Bruins

Columbus Blue Jackets

Boston Bruins
6-10-1 November 14, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 11-5-1

The visiting Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins.

The Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 6-10-1 this season, while the Bruins are 11-5-1. Columbus is 8-7-2 against the total, while Boston is 2-10-5 versus the number.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Bruins in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -210 on most hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Bruins and the No. 12-ranked Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Capitals on November 12. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Boston won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Lightning on November 11. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.94 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 18.75% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

A few Blue Jackets at Bruins trends to consider:
Columbus is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus's last 8 games
Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Montreal, Friday, November 15th
Boston at Ottawa, Friday, November 15th