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Columbus Blue Jackets Host Carolina Hurricanes in NHL Betting Action

Nationwide Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Columbus Blue Jackets as -116 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3-2.4 win for the Hurricanes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets sport a record of 15-24-3 heading into this matchup, while the Carolina Hurricanes sit at 17-18-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-20-3 for the Blue Jackets and 13-17-12 for the Hurricanes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Carolina injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Columbus Blue Jackets rated this week at No. 29 and the Carolina Hurricanes sitting at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 20-ranked offense (2.52 goals per game) against a Carolina Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.74 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 18.46% rate while the Hurricanes have a 79.41% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 11 games
  • Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games
  • Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Columbus's last 9 games when playing Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, January 12th
Columbus at New York, Tuesday, January 12th