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Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks Betting Odds Preview with Pick

Rogers Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Vancouver Canucks and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Vancouver Canucks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -148 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.3 win for the Canucks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vancouver Canucks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 19-28-5 this season, while the Canucks are 20-19-11. Columbus is 26-23-3 on the totals; Vancouver is 17-20-13. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vancouver vs Columbus injuries news.

This game puts the Vancouver Canucks, most recently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Vancouver Canucks No. 24-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.23 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 16.77% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 80.21% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at -124 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Vancouver was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Predators. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • Columbus is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus's last 12 games on the road
  • Vancouver is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Vancouver's last 14 games when playing Columbus
  • Vancouver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Calgary, Friday, February 5th
Vancouver home to Calgary, Saturday, February 6th