Hockey wagering fans have been impressed with the rise of Columbus while Chicago has been a consistent hockey bet value this year. The Columbus Blue Jackets are poised for their first appearance ever in the hockey wagering post season.
Columbus had an overall hockey wagering record of 32-27-1-5 straight up and 31-33 against the hockey odds. From February 7 through February 19 the Blue Jackets were one of the top teams to make a hockey bet with as they got the cash in 6 out of 7 games.
But from that point on Columbus had their share of hockey wagering problems as they went 2-4 against the board and slid down the standings to 7th overall in the west. The hockey wagering strength of Columbus is their 11th ranked defense. Their offense ranked just 21st.
Goaltender Steve Mason had a 2.24 goals against average and a save percentage of .916 to be the lead hockey wagering asset for Columbus. The high flying Chicago Blackhawks had an overall hockey wagering record of 36-17-4-5 straight up and 36-26 against the hockey odds.
Chicago was a good hockey bet from February 14 through March 3 as they got the cash in 6 out of 9 games. The Blackhawks have shown strong hockey wagering balance as they ranked 2nd overall on offense while ranking 5th overall on defense.
The trio of Martin Havlat, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, have been the main hockey wagering assets on offense. Havlat led with 57 points, Kane had 56, and Toews had 54. The goaltending tandem of Cristobal Huet and Nikolai Khabibulin was also a hockey wagering plus.
Huet had a goals against average of 2.39 and a save percentage of .913 while the ‘Bulin’ Wall had a 2.37 goals against average and a save percentage of .924. Chicago was fighting to maintain their fourth place standing in the west and the first round home ice advantage that would come with it.
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