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Vancouver Canucks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Preview

Columbus Blue Jackets

Vancouver Canucks
8-11-3 November 22, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 11-8-4

NHL wagering interest swings to the Vancouver vs Columbus battle on Friday at Rogers Arena as the Canucks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 8-11-3 this season, while the Canucks are 11-8-4. Columbus is 9-10-3 on the totals; Vancouver is 6-13-4.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Canucks in this one found them earlier as -186 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canucks at No. 20 and the Blue Jackets at No. 17 heading into this contest.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Canucks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +200 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.52 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.95 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 11.27% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 77.14% of their penalties.

Next up:
Columbus at Toronto, Monday, November 25th
Vancouver home to Chicago, Saturday, November 23rd