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Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at PNC Arena against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Carolina Hurricanes in this one found them earlier as 122 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.4 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 are 34-27-14 so far on the season. The Columbus Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 49-19-7. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Carolina go 31-33-11 and the Blue Jackets go 30-40-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Columbus injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Carolina Hurricanes and the No. 16-ranked Columbus Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Carolina Hurricanes No. 20-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.29 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 17.92% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.84% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Sabres on March 28. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -303 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Red Wings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -172 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Columbus

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Chicago, Friday, March 31st
Carolina home to Dallas, Saturday, April 1st