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Moneyline Favors the Columbus Blue Jackets in Battle with the Los Angeles Kings – Betting Odds and Pick

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets were listed earlier today as -140 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-1.4 victory for the Blue Jackets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Los Angeles Kings have seen them go 16-13-2 so far this season, while the Blue Jackets are at 20-5-4. In totals betting, the Columbus Blue Jackets are 8-15-3, while the Kings are 10-12-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Columbus Blue Jackets and the No. 15-ranked Los Angeles Kings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.38 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.52 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 27.71% while the Kings defense kills off 83.96% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Kings were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -174 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Columbus won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Islanders on December 10. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Columbus is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Columbus is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Nashville, Thursday, December 22nd
Columbus home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, December 22nd