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Columbus Blue Jackets take on Hurricanes in NHL Betting Odds

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina battle on Saturday at PNC Arena as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Carolina sat as -140 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.1 win for the Hurricanes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Carolina Hurricanes currently sport a record of 34-28-16. The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-39-8. Betting totals have seen the Hurricanes post a 26-27-25 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blue Jackets have gone 37-35-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Columbus injuries news.

The Blue Jackets - Hurricanes odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Carolina Hurricanes No. 26-ranked offense (2.45 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.13 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 16.88% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 80.75% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -172 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +137 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to New York, Monday, April 4th
Carolina at Boston, Tuesday, April 5th