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NHL Betting Preview - Columbus Blue Jackets Underdogs vs Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets battle the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday in NHL betting odds action at Nationwide Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Columbus Blue Jackets as 145 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3-2.2 win for the Blue Jackets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets bring a 33-40-8 record to the battle against the 47-26-8 Blackhawks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 40-36-5 so far and the Blackhawks go 29-32-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Columbus Blue Jackets) and the No. 17 (Chicago Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 18-ranked offense (2.64 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 17.14% rate while the Blackhawks have a 80.09% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 loser at home against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Chicago's last 25 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
  • Columbus is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Columbus is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Columbus's last 25 games when playing Chicago

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