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San Jose SharksColumbus Blue Jackets
April 9, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

San Jose Sharks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

20-11-7TEAM RECORD16-16-7

The Columbus Blue Jackets look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Sharks arrive at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

The Blue Jackets sit at 16-16-7 on the season; in comparison, the Sharks are currently 20-11-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 15-23-1 OU, and San Jose is 13-19-6 OU.

View San Jose vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Blue Jackets as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blue Jackets at No. 24 and the Sharks at No. 8 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 29-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.2% rate while the Sharks have a 86.7% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sharks were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -112 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sharks at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Jose's last 18 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Jose's last 12 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Columbus' last 18 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Columbus' last 9 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at Detroit, Thursday, April 11
Columbus home to St. Louis, Friday, April 12