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Blue Jackets open as moneyline underdog vs Bruins

Columbus Blue Jackets

Boston Bruins
10-13-3 November 30, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 17-7-2

Hockey bettors look for value at TD Garden on Saturday as host Boston battles the Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey odds action.

The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-13-3 this season, while the Bruins are 17-7-2. Columbus is 12-11-3 on the totals; Boston is 5-11-10.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Bruins as -215 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

The Bruins - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 29.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -128 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.77 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.96 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 17.91% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 78.82% of their penalties.

Next up:
Columbus home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, December 3rd
Boston at Montreal, Thursday, December 5th