The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Philadelphia Flyers as a favorite on Thursday, Feb. 28. The Flyers head to Columbus hot, but beating any team on their own ice in the NHL is difficult. Will the Flyers pull off the upset, or will Columbus take the victory?
Flyers vs Blue Jackets NHL Betting Lines, Preview & Analysis
- When: Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
- TV: ESP+
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Columbus -170
- Over/Under Total Odds: TBA
- Puck Line Odds: TBA
Why Philadelphia Flyers are a good bet?
The Philadelphia Flyers had won 3 in a row: 5-4 over Minnesota, 6-5 over Detroit, and 3-1 over Detroit before losing 2 straight to Tampa and Montreal. Since the 2 straight losses, the Flyers are back to their winning ways.
They beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime on Feb. 23. Then on Feb. 26, they took down Buffalo 5-2. Philadelphia is playing well. They’ve got a real shot of upsetting Columbus straight up on Thursday night.
- Goals For: 3.0
- Shots For: 31.7
- Power Plays: 17.6%
- Face-Offs: 55.9%
- Goals Against: 3.3
- Shots Against: 32
- Penalty Kills: 76.8%
- Shutouts: 6
Why Columbus Blue Jackets are a good bet?
The Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t play well in their last, a 2-5 loss to Pittsburgh, but before that they had been awesome. The Blue Jackets dominated Ottawa 3-0. Then, they took down San Jose 4-0. That’s a combined 7-0 versus their last couple of opponents.
The Blue Jackets simply bounced in their last game against the Penguins. They’ll bounce back with a great performance against the Flyers on Feb. 28.
- Goals For: 3.2
- Shots For: 32
- Power Plays: 15.5%
- Face-Offs: 49.5%
- Goals Against: 2.9
- Shots Against: 29.8
- Penalty Kills: 83.9%
- Shutouts: 3
NHL Betting Trends for Flyers vs Blue Jackets
- Philadelphia is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 14-4 SU in the last 18 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games
- Columbus is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games
- Columbus is 2-6 SU in the last 8 games at home
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Columbus’s last 5 games
Flyers vs Blue Jackets Final NHL Betting Analysis
The Flyers are playing better, but two wins in a row appears to be the best Philadelphia can do. It’s hard to see the Flayers winning a third match in a row. It’s especially hard to see Philly winning a third in a row against a solid team like Columbus.
The Blue Jackets haven’t performed well at home. However, they still have a .500 16-14-1-1 home record. Columbus should be motivated to turn the page on the horrible performance against Pittsburgh. Don’t be surprised if the Blue Jackets beat Philadelphia by 2 goals.
NHL Betting Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets puck line