NHL Hockey Betting Previews Blue Jackets vs. Golden Knights Matchup
Posted by: Charlie Smith
NHL hockey betting players wagering on this season’s action have witnessed the Vegas Golden Knights emerge as one of the frontrunners in the title picture. It’s unprecedented, but the league’s newest expansion team is one of the winnings teams in the NHL. In this evening’s Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights, players can expect the Knights to prove their NHL dominance once more. What will the 5 team parlay odds predict for this evening’s matchup?
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Tues., Jan. 23rd
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Lines:
Columbus Blue Jackets +1 ½ (-220) 5 ½ (-110) +140
Vegas Golden Knights -1 ½ (+180) 5 ½ (-110) -160
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets slide into this evening’s contest sporting a 26-18-3 record that ranks them 3rd in the Metropolitan. Columbus has achieved that spot thanks to the 22 points the club has amassed on the year. Furthermore, that tally places Columbus 6 points behind the Metropolitan-leading Washington Capitals and 1 point behind the 2nd-seeded New Jersey Devils. This evening’s NHL hockey betting lines are siding against Columbus, which isn’t surprising considering who they’re facing. On top of that, the Blue Jackets are 1-2 in their last three, so there’s room for concern is this evening’s matchup. Should sportsbook players bet against the away team in this evening’s Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights matchup?
Taking Vegas straight up seems like a good option for this evening’s action, considering the odds they are facing. Likewise, the payout on the Golden Knights spread line is extremely favorable. The Golden Knights also have a 33-13 record ATS this season. With that in mind, it’s clear that taking Vegas on the spread is the best bet on this evening’s action.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights enter this Tuesday night matchup flashing a 31-11-4 record that ranks them 1st in the Pacific Division. Not only that, Vegas’ 66 points on the season pegs them as the second winningest team in the league, behind only the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 67 points. Despite their brilliant track record, Vegas has run into a bit of trouble as of late. Specifically, the Golden Knights are 2-3 in their last 5. Granted, the club has built up a comfortable lead at the top of the division. Nevertheless, Vegas will want to deliver better results in the second half of the season. If only to enter the postseason with a bit of momentum. So, how much of a statistical advantage do Vegas wield heading into this NHL hockey betting evening’s pairing?
Overall, Vegas has plenty of advantage over this evening’s opponent. Since Vegas ranks no. 3 in goals per game, it’s no understatement to say that they have one of the best offenses in the league. Likewise, the Golden Knights are pretty good defensively as they rank 6th in goals allowed per game. For comparison, the Blue Jackets rank 28th in scoring and 11th in points allowed.