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San Jose Sharks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Preview

Columbus Blue JacketsSan Jose Sharks
April 21, 8:00 PM | HP Pavilion

Columbus Blue Jackets vs San Jose Sharks Odds

21-17-7TEAM RECORD24-13-7

The San Jose Sharks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blue Jackets arrive at HP Pavilion on Sunday.

The Sharks sport records of 24-13-7 heading into this matchup, while the Blue Jackets sit at 21-17-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-22-8 for the Sharks and 16-25-4 for the Blue Jackets.

View Columbus vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Columbus before puck drop in this match found them as +-157-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Sharks and the No. 22-ranked Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 19.6% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -195 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, San Jose was a 6-1 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on San Jose at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 2-8
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Blue Jackets at Sharks trends to consider:
Columbus is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus' last 13 games when playing San Jose
Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
San Jose is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Columbus
San Jose is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next up:
Columbus at Dallas, Thursday, April 25
San Jose home to Dallas, Tuesday, April 23