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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets battle the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Friday in NHL betting odds action at Nationwide Arena.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-1.8 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.

Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets sport a record of 22-5-4 heading into this matchup, while the Montreal Canadiens sit at 21-8-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-18-3 for the Blue Jackets and 13-13-7 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Montreal injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Columbus Blue Jackets and the No. 2-ranked Montreal Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 1-ranked offense (3.48 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.24 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 26.97% rate while the Canadiens have a 81.97% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Montreal was a 4-2 loser at home against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Blue Jackets were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
  • Montreal is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Columbus is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, December 28th
Columbus home to Boston, Tuesday, December 27th