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St. Louis Blues vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Matchup Report

Columbus Blue Jackets

St. Louis Blues
17-19-4 January 04, 2014, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 28-7-5

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blues in St. Louis at Scottrade Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Blues sport a record of 28-7-5 heading into this matchup, while the Blue Jackets sit at 17-19-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-15-5 for the Blues and 20-16-4 for the Blue Jackets.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Blues as -215 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

This game puts the Blues, most recently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

Columbus won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Coyotes on January 2. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

St. Louis was a 5-0 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.6 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.85 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 23.61% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 79.72% of their penalties.

Next up:
Columbus at New York, Monday, January 6th
St. Louis at Edmonton, Tuesday, January 7th