Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
Online sports betting will launch in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023. 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.
Today’s Blue Jackets odds: Moneyline, Stanley Cup, 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.
Tonight’s Blue Jackets odds
Blue Jackets Stanley Cup odds
Patrik Laine prop, MVP odds
What is tonight’s Blue Jackets moneyline?
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.
What is the Blue Jackets puck line?
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 odds
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.
How to bet on Blue Jackets props and futures
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 Ohio:
- Blue Jackets points total: Bet on the Blue Jackets to end the season over or under a line that the oddsmakers set (76.5 in 2021-22).
- Division/conference winner: Bet on the Blue Jackets to win the division or conference, or make the Stanley Cup Final.
- Make the playoffs: Bet on the Blue Jackets to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
- Stanley Cup: Bet on the Blue Jackets to win the Stanley Cup.
- Playoff series: Bet on the Blue Jackets to win a Stanley Cup playoff series.
- Player stats: Bet on goal, assist, points and penalty minute numbers of individual players for the season.
- NHL awards: Bet any Blue Jackets player to win any of the following annual NHL awards:
- Hart Trophy (regular season MVP)
- Norris Trophy (best defenseman)
- Vezina Trophy (best goalie)
- Calder Trophy (rookie of the year)
Blue Jackets coaches and bench staff
Here is the current Blue Jackets coaching staff:
- Head coach: Brad Larsen
- Assistant coach: Kenny McCudden
- Associate coach: Pascal Vincent
- Assistant coach: Steve McCarthy
- Goaltending coach: Manny Legace
- Strength and conditioning coach: Kevin Collins
- Video assistant coach: Dan Singleton
- Player development coach: Derek Dorsett
- Player development coach: Mark Letestu
- European player development coach: Jarkko Ruutu
- Goaltending development coach: Brad Thiessen
- Assistant development coach: Jared Boll
Columbus Blue Jackets home games
- Name: Nationwide Arena
- Address: 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, Ohio
- Owner: Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority
- Operator: Columbus Arena Management
- Hockey capacity: 18,500
- Trivia: Built over the former parking lot for the Ohio Penitentiary
- Groundbreaking: May 26, 1998
- Opened: Sept. 9, 2000
- Construction cost: $175 million
- Neighborhood: The Arena District mixed-use neighborhood features restaurants, bars, offices, residential buildings, the Huntington Park Triple-A baseball field and The Express Live! concert venue
- Other tenants: Columbus Landsharks (NLL) (2001-03), Columbus Destroyers (AFL) (2004-08, 2019), Ohio Junior Blue Jackets (USHL) (2006-08), Columbus Wild Dogs (IFL) (2022-)
How to watch or listen to Blue Jackets games in Ohio
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.
12 notable Blue Jackets facts and figures
- Team valuation: $310 million
- Spot on the Forbes Business of Hockey list: 29 out of 30
- Owner: John P. McConnell (Worthington Industries, a global metals manufacturing company)
- First season in the NHL: 2000-01
- Most wins: 50 in the 2016-17 season (lost in the first round of the playoffs, 4-1 to Pittsburgh)
- Best playoffs: 2018-19 (won in the first round 4-0 over the Tampa Bay Lightning; lost in the second round 4-2 to the Boston Bruins)
- Postseason record: 15-26 in 41 games
- Average ticket price: $103
- Twitter followers @BlueJacketsNHL: 500.5K
- Official website: www.nhl.com/bluejackets
- Official fan club: Jacket Backers at www.jacketbackers.org
- Top-rated Blue Jackets player on NHL 22: Defenseman Zach Werenski has an 87 rating, good for 48th in the league in the NHL 22 video game.
Signature Blue Jackets moment
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: