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Winnipeg Jets vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview

Columbus Blue Jackets

Winnipeg Jets
20-20-4 January 11, 2014, 07:00 PM | MTS Centre 19-22-5

The Winnipeg Jets battle the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday in NHL betting action at MTS Centre.

Supporters of the Blue Jackets have seen them go 20-20-4 so far this season, while the Jets are at 19-22-5. In totals betting, the Jets are 20-21-5, while the Blue Jackets are 22-18-4.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Jets in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -131 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Jets - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Jets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Winnipeg is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 21.

Columbus won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Hurricanes on January 10. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Jets were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 16-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.86 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 14.86% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 79.61% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Blue Jackets at Jets trends to consider:
Columbus is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus's last 8 games on the road
Columbus is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Winnipeg
Winnipeg is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Winnipeg is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 6 games at home
Winnipeg is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Tampa Bay, Monday, January 13th
Winnipeg home to Winnipeg, Monday, January 13th