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Columbus Blue JacketsBoston Bruins
Nov 17, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins Odds

3-13-1TEAM RECORD9-7-0

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

Boston battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 3-13-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-7 for the Bruins and 9-7-1 for the Blue Jackets.

View Columbus vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Bruins as -235 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.8 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 16.9% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 74.2% of their penalties.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -185 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Nashville are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Boston
Columbus is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games
Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Nashville, Saturday, November 19
Boston at NY Islanders, Saturday, November 19