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Columbus Blue Jackets Battle vs Arizona Coyotes Highlights NHL Odds Menu

The Arizona Coyotes will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to Gila River Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Arizona Coyotes as -119 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.2 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.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Arizona Coyotes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Coyotes currently sport a record of 14-14-2. The Columbus Blue Jackets are 11-19-3. Betting totals have seen the Coyotes post a 16-9-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blue Jackets have gone 13-17-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Columbus injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-ranked Arizona Coyotes and the No. 24-rated Columbus Blue Jackets in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arizona Coyotes No. 12-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.03 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 14.68% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.14% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Stars. They lost as +222 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Arizona lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Hurricanes on December 12. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus's last 15 games
  • Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
  • Arizona is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games
  • Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 19th
Arizona home to New York, Saturday, December 19th