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Columbus Blue Jackets take on Flyers in hockey test

Columbus Blue Jackets

Philadelphia Flyers
38-30-7 April 03, 2014, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 39-27-9

The visiting Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Wells Fargo Center against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 38-30-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 36-31-8 for the Flyers and 36-35-4 for the Blue Jackets. View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Flyers as -152 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Flyers) and the No. 15 (Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, Columbus was a 3-2 loser at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Colorado at +112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -185 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 13-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.71 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.41% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 81.85% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Blue Jackets at Flyers trends to consider:
Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus's last 9 games
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Chicago, Friday, April 4th
Philadelphia at Boston, Saturday, April 5th