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Carolina Hurricanes Home to Blue Jackets in NHL Betting Odds Action

The Carolina Hurricanes will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to PNC Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets opened as -105 moneyline in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-2 victory 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 Carolina Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Carolina Hurricanes are 13-11-7 overall while the Columbus Blue Jackets are 20-11-1. As for the totals, Carolina is 15-14-2 on the OU, and Columbus is 15-17. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Columbus injuries news.

The Carolina Hurricanes sit at No. 19 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Columbus Blue Jackets sit at a No. 25 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.84 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.62 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 15% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 83.53% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -169 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Carolina was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Carolina at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games
  • Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Boston, Monday, December 18th
Carolina at Toronto, Tuesday, December 19th