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Columbus Blue Jackets take on Rangers in hockey test


Columbus Blue Jackets

New York Rangers
13-15-3 December 12, 2013, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 15-16-1



The New York Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Columbus Blue Jackets invade Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

This season the Rangers are 15-16-1 overall while the Blue Jackets are 13-15-3. As for the totals, New York is 11-14-7 on the OU, and Columbus is 13-15-3.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Rangers as -173 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 5 and the Blue Jackets sitting at No. 24.



Last time out for Columbus, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +151 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.19 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.77 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 19.05% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 81.19% of their penalties.

A few Blue Jackets at Rangers trends to consider:
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
Columbus is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
NY Rangers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Rangers is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games when playing Columbus


Next up:
Columbus home to St. Louis, Saturday, December 14th
New York home to Calgary, Sunday, December 15th

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