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Blue Jackets open as moneyline underdog vs Canucks

Vancouver CanucksColumbus Blue Jackets
March 7, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

11-6-5TEAM RECORD7-12-4

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Columbus and Vancouver on Thursday, with the host Blue Jackets trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blue Jackets currently sports a record of 7-12-4. The Canucks are 11-6-5. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 10-12-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canucks have gone 10-9-3 against the number.

View Vancouver vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jackets in this one found them earlier as +162 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 13-rated Canucks taking on the No. 28-rated Blue Jackets in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 29-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 14.1% rate while the Canucks have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 3-2 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose are 6-4
After playing San Jose are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Edmonton are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Canucks at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Vancouver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games at home
Columbus is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver at Minnesota, Sunday, March 10
Columbus home to Detroit, Saturday, March 9