Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus NHL Betting Odds Playoff Tightrope Walk Continues vs. Boston

April 2nd, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

At the beginning of this week one of the best playoff races in years is taking place in the Eastern Conference.  Carolina and Columbus held the two wildcard spots with Montreal just one point out.  Only two of those three teams will come out alive with a post season berth.  As a result, there is no margin for error in the final stretch drive.  Columbus faces a tough NHL betting online assignment on Tuesday.  Indeed, the Blue Jackets host the powerful Boston Bruins in a must win game.  Both teams will take the ice in top form.

Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7 p.m. ET

Location:  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Bruins+1½ (-225)5½ (-120)
Blue Jackets-1½ (+185)5½ (EV)
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Bruins vs. Blue Jackets TV Coverage: NBCSN

Columbus Blue Jackets

Now Columbus has won four of their last five games with six of their last eight staying under the total.   NHL metrics have the Blue Jackets ranked 13th for goal scoring and 11th for points allowed.  As a result, Columbus is 42-30-3-1 with only 27 of their 76 games going over the total.  Head coach John Tortorella deserves considerable credit for not allowing the Jackets to quit when playoff prospects were dim.  Also coming up big is goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.  Eight wins in his last ten starts have kept the season alive.  Bobrovsky has eight shutouts this season.

Boston Bruins

Late results show Boston with five NHL betting online payouts in their last seven games.  Four of the Bruins last five games have gone over the total.  Boston ranks 11th in the NHL for goal scoring and third for the power play.  Counter to that is an impressive mark of third in the NHL for goals against.  Owing to that is a record of 46-21-6-3 with only 31 of their 76 games going over the total.  Second place in the Atlantic Division has belonged to Boston as fading Toronto has not kept pace.

Stats to Consider

Boston has been in the red recently on the road.  Five sportsbook losses in their last eight away games have been a drag for gamblers.  Concurrently the Bruins have gone over the total in five of their last six games.  By contrast Columbus has been red hot on home ice.  CBJ has gotten the money in five consecutive games at Nationwide Arena.  Three of their last five home matchups have stayed under the total.

Team vs. Team

On the whole Columbus has had the recent advantage in this head to head series.  To show, the Blue Jackets have won four of the last six meetings between these Eastern Conference clubs.  Eight of the last nine between the B’s and Jackets have cleared the total.  Additionally, CBJ has won three in a row at home over Boston with all three games going over the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation Nationwide Arena will be packed and raucous.  As has been noted the Blue Jackets have the NHL Betting online advantage against Boston.  Likewise, Columbus is playing for their lives.  Boston is already locked into their playoff spot.

Bruins vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Online Picks

On this occasion the Columbus Blue Jackets are a live play.

Bruins vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Online Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets

Bruins vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Online Series Prediction:  Blue Jackets 3, Bruins 1

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