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NHL betting line favors Blues over Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue JacketsSt. Louis Blues
March 31, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs St. Louis Blues Odds

26-45-7TEAM RECORD48-20-10

St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to Scottrade Center.

Supporters of the Blue Jackets have seen them go 26-45-7 so far this season, while the Blues are at 48-20-10. In totals betting, the Blues are 20-43-15, while the Blue Jackets are 37-38-3.

View Columbus vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jackets were listed as +-350 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blues at No. 4 and the Blue Jackets at No. 29 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 17.1% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 76% rate on the penalty kill.

Columbus won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Panthers on March 30. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -102 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Florida are 3-3-1
After a win are 4-6

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Jackets at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Columbus is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Columbus is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Columbus
St. Louis is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games

Next up:
Columbus at Phoenix, Tuesday, April 3
St. Louis home to Detroit, Wednesday, April 4