Sports Betting - Saturday 26 January 2013 by

NHL Betting Odds: Blackhawks vs Blue Jackets Game Day Call

Excuse us for picking on the Columbus Blue Jackets early on during the 2013 National Hockey League schedule, but all is fair when it comes to online puck betting. This NHL Western Conference action is slated for 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Hawks are flying high while Columbus is singing the blues.

NHL Betting Odds: Blackhawks vs Blue Jackets Game Day Call

High scoring Hawks lead the Central Division

In a division that includes the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues, a fast start to the lockout shorten 48 game NHL schedule has been imperative. Chicago has done just that as they are 4-0 heading into their clash with Columbus. The high scoring Blackhawks have taken down the Kings, Coyotes, Blues and Stars by a 17-10 combined count – with three of the first four contests being on the road. Early on, we like Chicago as a possible Stanley Cup contender.

Columbus Blue Jackets look to regroup back on home ice

Prior to the start of the NHL season, the handicapping Crew here at Advantage Sports Betting decided that would bet against the Blue Jackets on the money line in every game they played this season. We’ve enjoyed some early success as the Blue Jackets have opened the season with a 1-3 straight up betting record. Facts are facts – this hockey club has a dicey future in the Buckeye State and they simply don’t have the horses to compete with the likes of the Hawks.

 Chicago vs Columbus Gane Day Betting Lines and Prediction

Part of the price we’ll pay by betting against Columbus all season will be the limited lines we’ll receive when we place our wagers. That’s the case again tonight as has posted the Blackhawks as road favorites at -1.5 (+190) on the puck line and -150 straight up. We won’t be backing the Blue Jackets but they’re home dogs at +1.5 (-240) ATS and +125 S/U. The goal total sits at 5.5 (-115). We’ll soar with the Hawks on the -147 ML at Bodog!

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