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Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Preview

Columbus Blue JacketsPhiladelphia Flyers
Nov 5, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds

2-10-1TEAM RECORD7-4-2

The Flyers get a visit from the Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Philadelphia battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 2-10-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-4 for the Flyers and 6-6-1 for the Blue Jackets.

View Columbus vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blue Jackets listed as underdogs of +-215 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 29-rated Blue Jackets taking on the No. 3-rated Flyers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.6 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 19% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 72.7% of their penalties.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +135 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 Chicago are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 2-7
After a loss are 2-8

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Jackets at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Columbus' last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Columbus is 2-5-3 SU in its last 10 games ,when playing Philadelphia
Columbus is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Columbus
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Columbus home to Chicago, Thursday, November 10
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, November 9