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Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Preview

Columbus Blue JacketsEdmonton Oilers
Dec 2, 9:30 PM | Rexall Place

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

7-15-3TEAM RECORD12-10-3

The Edmonton Oilers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blue Jackets arrive at Rexall Place on Friday.

The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-15-3 this season, while the Oilers are 12-10-3. Columbus is 12-12-1 on the totals; Edmonton is 10-14-1.

View Columbus vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Oilers as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Oilers - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Oilers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Edmonton is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 26.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 21% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 75.9% of their penalties.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Wild on November 30. Bettors who backed the Wild at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Montreal are 6-6-1
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Jackets at Oilers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus' last 7 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Columbus' last 12 games on the road
Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Edmonton is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Edmonton's last 22 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Montreal, Tuesday, December 6
Edmonton home to Calgary, Saturday, December 3

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