Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Online NHL Betting Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The year’s online NHL betting action continues this Thursday night with a thrilling Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets contest. The Bruins are in a bit of a rut after dropping the last two games in this series. The Blue Jackets on the other hand, are vying to increase their lead over Boston at home this Thursday night. So what kind of matchup can fans expect on the ice tonight? Let’s take a look at this evening’s NHL sports betting odds to find out.
Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – Thursday, May 2nd
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Odds:
Things aren’t looking great for Boston here. After dropping the last two games in a series, Boston needs to rebound on the road tonight. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Boston fared much better at home this season. Therefore, it should come as no surprise to see Boston pegged as the underdog here. The biggest setback Boston has suffered here has been from their offense. Although their offense looked great in their opening series, delivering 5-1, 4-2 and 6-4 wins over the Maple Leafs, they simply haven’t looked the same since. All in all Columbus hasn’t been delivering blowout wins, beating Boston 3-2 and 2-1 in their two most recent wins. Clearly the Bruins could’ve prevented those losses if their offense had shown. So heading into tonight’s matchup, Boston should have but one focus on their mind: getting their offense back in groove.
Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (4 G, 5 A, 9 PTS), David Krejci (2 G, 5 A, 7 PTS.), and Charlie Coyle (5 G, 2 A, 7 PTS).
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have one thing on their mind and that’s to take the lead in this Eastern Conference series. Seeing as how Columbus is 6-2-2 in their last 10 against Boston, it’s clear they should be able to get the job done tonight. During the regular season, Columbus managed to finish 12th in scoring and 11th in defense. Comparatively, Boston came in at 11th for scoring but did wield the 3rd best defense in the NHL. However, Boston’s defense has not been able to detain Columbus so far this series. Albeit the Blue Jackets aren’t running up the score, but since Boston’s offense isn’t getting the job done, it’ll be up to their defense to safe this series.
Players to Watch: Matt Duchene (5 G, 4 A, 9 PTS.), Artemi Panarin (4 G, 5 A, 9 PTS.), and Seth Jones (2 G, 6 A, 8 PTS.).
Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Predictions
Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets matchup? All things considered, taking Columbus at home is your best bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 Columbus.