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Chicago Blackhawks host Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey action

Columbus Blue JacketsChicago Blackhawks
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | United Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

5-11-2TEAM RECORD14-0-3

NHL wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Columbus battle on Sunday at United Center as the Blackhawks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Blackhawks are 14-0-3 overall while the Blue Jackets are 5-11-2. As for the totals, Chicago is 5-11-1 on the OU, and Columbus is 7-10-1.

View Columbus vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -271 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The Blackhawks - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 29.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 21 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 18.1% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.9% of their penalties.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -222 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Blue Jackets at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 10 games when playing Chicago
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Columbus home to Dallas, Tuesday, February 26
Chicago home to Edmonton, Monday, February 25