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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators Pick and Betting Preview

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Canadian Tire Centre against the Ottawa Senators.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Ottawa Senators in this one found them earlier as 102 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.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.7-1.9 win for the Blue Jackets on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

34-22-6 Ottawa battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 40-16-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 24-36-2 for the Senators and 26-32-4 for the Blue Jackets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ottawa vs Columbus injuries news.

The Blue Jackets - Senators odds would favor the Senators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ottawa is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ottawa Senators No. 19-ranked offense (2.63 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.35 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 16.84% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.74% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -123 were rewarded, while the 1 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Ottawa was a 2-1 winner at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Ottawa at -198 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at New Jersey, Sunday, March 5th
Ottawa home to Boston, Monday, March 6th