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Columbus Blue Jackets vs St. Louis Blues Preview

St. Louis BluesColumbus Blue Jackets
Jan 31, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

St. Louis Blues vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

5-1-0TEAM RECORD2-4-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Columbus and St. Louis on Thursday, with the host Blue Jackets trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blue Jackets currently sports a record of 2-4-1. The Blues are 5-1. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blues have gone 4-2 against the number.

View St Louis vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Blue Jackets as +153 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Blue Jackets and the No. 1-ranked Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus' No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 1.9 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 11.8% while the Blues defense kills off 75% of their penalties.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Wild on January 27. Bettors who backed the Blues at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blue Jackets were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blues at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Columbus' last 12 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus' last 9 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Detroit, Friday, February 1
Columbus home to Detroit, Saturday, February 2