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Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds Preview with Prediction

Carolina pays a visit to Columbus on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jackets snipers in hockey action at Nationwide Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Carolina Hurricanes opened as 120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.4 win for the Hurricanes. 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 Carolina Hurricanes will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 31-28-14 this season, while the Blue Jackets are 30-35-8. Carolina is 24-26-23 against the total, while Columbus is 35-35-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Carolina injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Columbus Blue Jackets) and the No. 16 (Carolina Hurricanes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.62 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.71 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 17.49% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 84.15% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Carolina was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Sabres. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -101 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 10 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • Columbus is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to New York, Saturday, March 26th
Columbus at Nashville, Saturday, March 26th