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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Nationwide Arena on Saturday as the host Columbus Blue Jackets battle the Philadelphia Flyers in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Philadelphia Flyers opened as -105 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-1.9 victory for the Flyers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets currently sport a record of 12-19-3. The Philadelphia Flyers are 14-12-6. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 14-17-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flyers have gone 10-14-8 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-ranked Columbus Blue Jackets and the No. 25-rated Philadelphia Flyers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 23-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a Philadelphia Flyers defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.69 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 18.45% rate while the Flyers have a 78.35% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flyers were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for OVER bettors.

Columbus won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Coyotes on December 17. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home
  • Columbus is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to St. Louis, Monday, December 21st
Columbus at Pittsburgh, Monday, December 21st