Online NHL Betting Odds for Metropolitan MatchupPosted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 online NHL betting season continues this Friday with 5 different professional hockey matchups for players to bet on. One particular matchup worth paying special heed to is this evening’s contest between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers. The Blue Jackets will be playing host to Columbus, so let’s see if NHL sportsbooks are taking that into consideration when putting together odds for this Friday night pairing.
New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – Friday, October 13th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: NHL Network
Stream: NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Lines:
New York Rangers TBP
Columbus Blue Jackets TBP
New York Rangers
The Rangers slide into this contest sporting a 1-3-0 record that yields the franchise 2 points. The rather low tally isn’t doing much for New York in the Metropolitan Division, as the Rangers are currently ranked last. New York last stepped onto the ice this past Tuesday when they hosted the St. Louis Blues in a humbling 3-1 loss. This evening will mark the first time this season the rangers have faced Columbus.
The Rangers finished the 2106 online NHL betting season with a 48-28-6 record that ranked New York 4th in the Metropolitan and 5th overall in the Eastern Conference. Once in the postseason, the Rangers were able to upset the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2 before losing to the Ottawa Senators by the same score.
The odds have yet to come out for this matchup, but it stands to reason that bookmakers will be siding with the Blue Jackets over the Rangers. Columbus already shut out one New York franchise, the Islanders, and they’ll be looking to do the same to the Rangers once the game kicks off.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have found decent success so far this season. At 2-1, with 4 points on the season already, Columbus is ranking in the upper echelons of the Metropolitan Division. Right now, much to every online NHL betting fans’ surprise, the New Jersey Devils are holding the division off with their flawless 3-0-0 record which yields them a solid 6 points. Behind the Devils are the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh penguins, both of whom are tied at 5 points apiece. And then behind them are the Blue Jackets and Flyers, with 4 points a pop. The Blue Jackets are coming off a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes this past Thursday.
The Blue Jackets are coming off a 50-24-8 season that yielded the franchise 108 points to finish 3rd in the Metropolitan. Columbus had high hopes that, after such a successful regular season performance, the franchise would be able to mount a legitimate push for the Stanley Cup in the postseason. That never panned out as the Blue Jackets were eliminated in the first round of the Eastern Conference’s leg by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 1. Columbus has a long way to go before they reach the postseason again but there’s no question that the fire under this team is more than enough to get them there.