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Blue Jackets Seek First Win vs Sens

Columbus Blue Jackets Nick Foligno

The Columbus Blue Jackets have had a lackluster start to the young NHL season but will be seeking to right the ship Wednesday when they tangle with the Ottawa Senators in Ohio. Columbus (0-3-0) hasn’t done their bettors any favors so far by allowing 13 goals while only mustering up six of their own.

Shark Bites
  • Columbus’ penalty kill has allowed a paltry four goals on 11 chances so far.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the last six meetings between the clubs.
  • The road team is 5-1 in the last six times the teams have clashed.

Ottawa (2-1-0) has added previously injured goaltender Andrew Hammond to their active roster while sending emergency recall Matthew O’Connor to Binghamton of the American Hockey League. Hammond had a dream rookie season for the Sens last year, coming out of virtually nowhere to post a sizzling 20-1-2 record with a 1.79 GAA and .942 save percentage in 24 games.

Columbus hasn’t looked like the same team that had a very respectable finish to the 2014-15 NHL campaign so far, which is nothing new for the squad. The Jackets have been notoriously slow starters under head coach Todd Richards, going 6-15-2 (2014/15), 6-10-3 (2013/14) and 5-12-4 (2012/13).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ottawa Senators were listed as 123 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jackets to win this game 3.9-3.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Columbus Blue Jackets are 0-3-0 overall while the Ottawa Senators are 2-1-0. As for the totals, Columbus is 3-0 on the OU, and Ottawa is 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Ottawa injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 11-rated Ottawa Senators taking on the No. 6-rated Columbus Blue Jackets in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 30.77% while the Senators defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Canadiens on October 11. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Columbus was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Sabres. They lost as -155 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games
  • Ottawa is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 5 games
  • Columbus is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Thursday, October 15th
Columbus home to Toronto, Friday, October 16th