Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins Game 1’s Outrageous Betting Action
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The NHL hockey betting Stanley Cup race continues this Thursday night with an interesting Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins contest. The Blue Jackets enter this Game 1 contest with their heads held high after sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening round. The Bruins on the other hand, needed 7 to get past Toronto and are hoping for a more dominant outing this time around. So what kind of matchup can we expect tonight? Let’s check up on this evening’s sportsbook betting odds to see what kind of matchup they’re expecting.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins – Thursday, April 25th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online NBA Betting Odds:
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets shocked the NHL hockey betting community by eliminating the Lighting in 4-games. Nevertheless, tonight’s NHL hockey betting odds are still pegging them as the underdog on the road. All in all there’s really no telling how tonight’s matchup will turn out since Columbus is 5-4-1 in their last 10 matchups against the Bruins. Looking over each sides’ strengths, it’s clear that Columbus will need their offense to turn things up. This is because Boston finished the regular season with the 3rd best defense in the NHL. Comparatively, Columbus finished with the 12th best scoring offense and 11th best defense. Unless their offense is able to create some separation, Boston should be able to use their defensive advantage coupled with their home ice advantage to take Game 1.
Players to Watch: Matt Duchene (3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS.), Artemi Panarin (2 G, 3 A, 5 PTS.), and Zach Werenski (1 G, 4 A, 5 PTS.).
The Bruins struggled to dominate the Maple Leafs in their opening series but got the job done in the end nevertheless. Opening the second round at home, Boston is hopeful they can get an early lead in this series. However, they’re facing a team that’s undefeated thus far into the postseason. As if that wasn’t enough, Columbus absolutely demolished Tampa Bay in their series, outscoring them 19-8. And since Boston failed to usurp Tampa Bay in the divisional race, one would assume that Boston is at a disadvantage here.
Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (4 G, 5 A, 9 PTS.), David Pastrnak (2 G, 4 A, 6 PTS.), and Patrice Bergeron (3 G, 2 A, 5 PTS.).
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. But since Columbus is pegged as the underdog here, taking the undefeated team is too appealing to pass up. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 Columbus.