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NHL Betting Preview - Boston Bruins Underdogs vs Columbus Blue Jackets at Columbus

The Boston Bruins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets were listed earlier today as -143 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jackets to win this game 3.6-2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Boston Bruins have seen them go 18-14-4 so far this season, while the Blue Jackets are at 23-5-4. In totals betting, the Columbus Blue Jackets are 10-19-3, while the Bruins are 13-18-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Boston injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Columbus Blue Jackets rated this week at No. 1 and the Boston Bruins sitting at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.44 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 26.88% while the Bruins defense kills off 87.18% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Canadiens at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -153 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • Columbus is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Buffalo, Thursday, December 29th
Columbus at Winnipeg, Thursday, December 29th