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Streaking Blue Jackets Have History in Their Sights

The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to be the story of the NHL season, as the team’s 13-game winning streak is edging into historical territory. The Blue Jackets are within one win of the fourth-longest run in NHL history and can earn that distinction with a victory over the Winnipeg Jets tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Jets as +131 underdogs with a total of 5.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Jets are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games as underdog.
  • The favored team is 3-0 SU in its last three games in this matchup.
  • The Blue Jackets are 5-2 SU in their last seven games as favorites against the Jets.

Since November 26, the Jackets have allowed a measly 1.6 goals per game with a plus-31 goal differential. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is 11-0-0 during the win streak with a sparkling .944 save percentage.

The Jets are no slouch, winning four of their last five heading into this one. Winnipeg has three players with 30-plus points, and their penalty kill has gotten much better lately. The Jets allowed nine power-play goals in a five-game stretch in late December, but have since killed all 10 opposing power plays in the past three contests.

Winnipeg has historically had Columbus’ number, as the Jets have won each of the last four collisions between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Winnipeg Jets as 131 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.3-2.1 result in favor of the Blue Jackets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 24-5-4 this season, while the Jets are 17-17-3. Columbus is 11-19-3 on the totals; Winnipeg is 13-19-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Winnipeg vs Columbus injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Winnipeg Jets rated this week at No. 26 and the Columbus Blue Jackets sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Winnipeg's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.65 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.06 goals allowed. The Jets power play is averaging 15.13% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.98% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Winnipeg won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Blackhawks on December 27. Bettors who backed the Jets at +139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Winnipeg is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games
  • Winnipeg is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Minnesota, Saturday, December 31st
Winnipeg home to New York, Saturday, December 31st