Online sports betting is expected in Ohio, but not live as of yet. This page will be updated with the latest news, odds and promos once Ohio sportsbooks are live.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are Ohio’s NHL team and will be a big favorite among Ohio sports bettors as legal sports betting takes hold.
What kind of Blue Jackets odds can you find on a night-by-night basis? Which sportsbooks have the best Jackets betting odds?
Here’s your quick guide to betting on the Blue Jackets online in Ohio, including the latest odds for tonight’s game, Jackets Stanley Cup odds, and game-to-game and full-season player props.
Here are the latest odds for the next Blue Jackets game plus the current odds on Columbus winning the Stanley Cup. You can also find a snapshot of prop odds for the team’s best players. Click on any odds to go to the sportsbook that posted that number, sign up for an account, claim your sportsbook bonus and place a bet.
See above for the latest Blue Jackets moneyline. Moneyline betting odds are about picking straight-up game-winners at the current odds. You bet on either negative odds for favorites or positive odds for underdogs.
Betting on Columbus as a -135 favorite means a bet of $135 would win $100 plus your bet back if the Blue Jackets win outright. Betting on Columbus as a +200 underdog means a bet of $100 would win $200 plus your bet back if the Blue Jackets win outright.
Puck line betting in the NHL is akin to spread betting in other sports. Since hockey is a low-scoring game, default puck lines are a goal and a half, but alternatives are normally available at different odds.
Bets on the Blue Jackets puck line at -1.5 (+150) only win if Columbus wins by at least two goals. At odds of +150, winning bets would pay $150 plus the bet back for every $100 that you wagered.
As another example, you may find a game where the Blue Jackets are +1.5 (-125) on the puck line. In this case, a bet on Columbus would win if the Blue Jackets lost by a single goal or won by any score. With odds of -125, winning bets pay $100 plus the bet back for every $125 that you bet.
Blue Jackets totals betting is wagering on the Jackets and their opponent combining to score more or less than a line that the oddsmakers set. If that line is 5.5, you could bet that the two teams will combine to score six or more goals or five or fewer goals. The odds are generally -110 or close to it on both sides, factoring in a small vig for the sportsbook. If you’re right at those odds, you’d win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 that you bet.
NHL futures and season-long props begin with picking your favorites to win the Stanley Cup and extend beyond that to include betting on season stat totals and annual NHL award winners. Here are some of the most popular Blue Jackets futures bets and season-long props that you can find at top books such as FanDuel Sportsbook in Ohio:
Here is the current Blue Jackets coaching staff:
Blue Jacket games are on TV on Bally Sports Ohio. Outside the Blue Jackets TV market, games are online on ESPN+. The Bally Sports Ohio/Blue Jackets broadcast team includes play-by-play man Jeff Rimer, analyst Jody Shelley, host Brian Giesenschlag, Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre in the studio and rinkside reporter Dave Maetzold.
Blue Jackets games also air on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, which includes 40-plus stations across Ohio and West Virginia and flagship station 97.1 The Fan. Bob McElligott calls the play-by-play.
After more than 20 mostly futile years in the league, the Jackets are showing signs of serious potential. No, the Blue Jackets haven’t won a Stanley Cup. In fact, they’ve never even been close to a Stanley Cup Final.
The team posted a 30-plus win season for the first time in 2006, made the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 2009, and won the first playoff game in franchise history in 2014.
Then, in 2019, the Blue Jackets won their first-ever playoff series. They shocked the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning and became the first team in NHL history to knock the league’s top seed out in the first round of the playoffs. Tampa Bay got its revenge in the first round the very next year and went on to win back-to-back Stanley Cups, but if there has been a franchise signature moment for the Jackets, it was 2019: