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March 1, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

18-38-7TEAM RECORD33-27-4

NHL wagering interest swings to the Colorado vs Columbus battle on Thursday at Pepsi Center as the Avalanche try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Avalanche bring a 33-27-4 record to the battle against the 18-38-7 Blue Jackets. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 23-33-8 so far and the Blue Jackets go 30-31-2.

View Columbus vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Colorado sat as -205 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Avalanche) and the No. 30 (Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 18.7% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 75.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Red Wings on February 28. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -167 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Colorado was a 4-1 winner at home against the Ducks. Bettors on Colorado at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Phoenix are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Jackets at Avalanche trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
Columbus is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus
Colorado is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Columbus
Colorado is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Columbus
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Columbus at Phoenix, Saturday, March 3
Colorado home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 3