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NHL Betting Preview - Underdogs vs at Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to Pepsi Center.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-2 result in favor of the Avalanche. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Avalanche sit at 20-16-3 on the season; in comparison, the Columbus Blue Jackets are currently 23-15-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Colorado is 23-14-2 OU, and Columbus is 19-22 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Columbus injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 25-rated Columbus Blue Jackets taking on the No. 21-rated Colorado Avalanche in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 6-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 19.75% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 80.91% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +131 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-2 winner at home against the Jets. Bettors on Colorado at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Florida, Sunday, January 7th
Colorado home to Minnesota, Saturday, January 6th