The Columbus Blue Jackets are the newest franchise in the NHL having joined the league as an expansion franchise in 2000. The typical struggles for expansion teams followed as they failed to make the playoffs until the 2008-09 season and were promptly swept in the first round. That was the first of two playoff experiences for this franchise in their history and they didn’t make it out of the first round either time. Yet, despite numerous rough years, Columbus betting lines are still ones bettors keep an eye out for.
That is because until this team starts to win on a consistent basis, bettors will look to go against this franchise when they are questionable favorites or when specific scenarios involving opponents or scheduling spots arise.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Lines Today
You can always find Columbus Blue Jackets betting lines today in the widget below. The moneyline prices sportsbooks are offering on the next Blue Jackets game are listed to help you make an informed decision about your wager.
Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule And Games Result
Bettors generally fade the Blue Jackets more than they back them and that’s especially true when the Blue Jackets are in a rough scheduling spot. Whether it’s consecutive games on back-to-back nights, or the end of a long road trip, you can find these spots in the schedule below.
Columbus Blue Jackets Standings Conference
Given the Blue Jackets history it’s not often you’ll find them near the top of the Eastern Conference standings. But where Columbus sits in those standings in regards to that night’s opponent is a betting tool you can’t ignore. Follow the Blue Jackets progress in the standings below.
|4||Columbus Blue Jackets||88||64||31||17||205||149|
|6||New York Rangers||86||66||34||22||211||173|
|7||San Jose Sharks||85||65||32||19||180||152|
|15||New York Islanders||71||64||26||23||188||193|
|16||Toronto Maple Leafs||70||64||22||22||194||193|
|17||St. Louis Blues||69||64||25||27||176||182|
|19||Tampa Bay Lightning||69||65||23||26||179||181|
|21||Los Angeles Kings||68||65||18||28||161||164|
|27||New Jersey Devils||62||65||17||28||147||187|
|28||Detroit Red Wings||61||63||14||27||158||187|
Betting On The Columbus Blue Jackets
Since they entered the league in 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets seem to always be looking for answers to get to the next level. They thought they had found one when they drafted superstar Rick Nash #1 overall in 2002, but he didn’t have much help around him early on and the years of losing in Columbus forced him to move on after the 2012 season.
Since then the Blue Jackets brass have been searching for answers to build a strong core, but the jury is still out on whether or not that’s the case in Columbus. They have always been a franchise that seemingly underperforms according to their preseason projections when they are expected to be a playoff contender and that’s something to keep in mind when handicapping Columbus Blue Jackets games.
Whether or not this franchise finally turns the corner and becomes a consistent winner in this league remains to be seen. Hopefully along the way you can add to your betting bankroll by betting on or against the Columbus Blue Jackets betting lines.