Columbus Blue Jackets @ Philadelphia Flyers | NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
It’s 5th vs 6th in the Metropolitan Division as two sides still harbouring play-off aspirations face off as the Philadelphia Flyers travel to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both sides have struggled for consistency at times this season but still maintain in the play-off mix as the NHL season moves into its final stages for the year.
Straight Win Market:
Columbus Blue Jackets – Odds: -200 (888sport)
Philadelphia Flyers – Odds: +169 (Bodog)
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets sit 5th in the Metropolitan Division and are currently lacking the consistency needed to climb up the table. They have won two and lost two of their last 4 games – a pattern that has been all too apparent this season. Artemi Panarin has been in good form for the Blue Jackets of late and he’ll want to register in front of his home fans once again here.
The Flyers have climbed the table in recent weeks – having won 6 of their last 10 games and find themselves with an outside chance of the play-offs. They come into this one off the back of good wins against the Sabres and the Penguins and will be keen to make it three in a row here. Claude Giroux has been impressive in recent weeks and he’ll want to keep his good run of form going for the Flyers.
Odds and Predictions
Whilst the Flyers arrive in good form, the Blue Jackets are formidable at home and will want to assert their authority from the off here
Betting Tip: Columbus Blue Jackets to be leading after the first third of the game. Odds: -155 with William Hill.
With only place to separate these two sides in the table, this could be a very tight fixture that Columbus could just edge.
Betting Tip: Point Spread – Columbus Blue Jackets to win with a -0.5 goal Handicap. Odds: -185 with LeoVegas.
Neither side has struggled for goals of late and this could be a very open encounter.
Betting Tip: Over 5.5 goals to be scored in the game. Odds: -160 with Betway.
This promises to be a very close encounter but the Columbus Blue Jackets should come through at home.
Top Betting Tip: Columbus Blue Jackets to win the match. Odds: -200 with 888sport.