Bruins vs Blue Jackets NHL Betting Odds & Expert Prediction

Bruins vs Blue Jackets NHL Betting Odds & Expert Prediction

Written by on March 12, 2019

The Boston Bruins battle the Columbus Blue Jackets in a match between two of the best in NHL on Tuesday, March 12. Boston has played like the absolute best team in hockey. They’re on an awesome streak. But, they must beat the Blue Jackets on the road. Will the Bruins prevail? Or, will Columbus remind Boston that they are also odds contenders to win the 2019 Stanley Cup?

Bruins vs Blue Jackets NHL Betting Odds & Expert Prediction

  • When: Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Radio: Boston / Columbus
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Off
  • Over/Under Total Odds: Off
  • Puck Line Odds: Dallas Off

Why Boston Bruins are a good bet to win?

Nobody’s playing as well in NHL as the Boston Bruins. The Bruins are 15-3 on the moneyline in their last 18 games. Among the teams they’ve beaten are: San Jose (twice), Vegas, and Tampa Bay.

The victories over San Jose and Tampa Bay were ultra-impressive. Boston beat both the Lightning and the Sharks 4-1. They took San Jose down in overtime at San Jose, and are a shootout away from upsetting St. Louis on the road. Boston’s too hot to lose on Tuesday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3
  • Shots For: 32.8
  • Power Plays: 26.6%
  • Face-Offs: 51.5%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.5
  • Shots Against: 30.1
  • Penalty Kills: 81.4%
  • Shutouts: 5

Why Columbus Blue Jackets are a good bet to win?

Are the Blue Jackets a secure bet in the NHL lines on Tuesday night?

Columbus hasn’t been as hot as Boston, but they’ve got 79 points, have a winning record at home, and looked great in their last match, a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blue Jackets also stepped it up the last time they faced the Bruins.

They beat Boston 5-4. That tells us Columbus can hang with the Bruins. With their fans behind them, the Blue Jackets can get the job done against Boston at fair odds.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.1
  • Shots For: 31.8
  • Power Plays: 15%
  • Face-Offs: 50%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3
  • Shots Against: 29.6
  • Penalty Kills: 84.4%
  • Shutouts: 5

NHL Hockey Betting Trends for Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Boston is 13-2 SU in the last 15 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games
  • Columbus is 1-7 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Columbus is 2-4 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Columbus’s last 6 games

Bruins vs Blue Jackets Final NHL Betting Analysis

Columbus could beat Boston on Tuesday night, but it’s hard to look past the Bruins. There are a couple of reasons for that. First, Boston’s been as on fire as any team in hockey. They’re now in second place in the Atlantic Division behind Tampa Bay.

Second, Columbus doesn’t really have a winning record at home. The Blue Jackets are 18-16-1-1, meaning they’ve lost a game in overtime and in a shootout at home. Their home record is .500.

Finally, the Bruins could offer above even money odds, or at least even money odds, to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 12. Because Boston’s so hot, NHL handicappers should consider taking their shots when they can. Backing Boston at overlay odds to beat Columbus makes sense.

NHL Betting Pick: Boston Bruins moneyline

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