The final round of games in the NHL before the Christmas break take place on Friday evening. The Chicago Blackhawks will have home advantage against the Columbus Blue Jackets, as they look to end an eight-game losing streak. However, the Blue Jackets also come into this game after losing their last five.

Before Betting On Blue Jackets vs Blackhawks

There is nothing that either side coming into this game wants more for Christmas than a victory. Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks sit bottom of their respective conferences, with both also coming into this game off the back of losing runs.

The Blue Jackets have been slightly better over their previous ten, as they have picked up two victories. However, they have still lost eight times in regulation over that period. They come into this game having conceded more goals than any other team in the Eastern Conference, and having lost their previous five. Their most recent loss was suffered on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers, as they were beaten 5-3. But, positives would have been taken from that display ahead of this trip to the United Center.

It has been a miserable 2022-23 season to this point for the Chicago Blackhawks, as they sit rock bottom of the Western Conference. They have won just seven of the 31 games that they have played to this point, while they have conceded a Central Division high of 120 goals. Furthermore, over their previous ten, they have picked up just a single victory.

During that run, they have also lost nine times, with eight defeats coming in their previous eight games. Their most recent defeat was suffered at the United Center earlier this week, as they were beaten by the Nashville Predators. The Blackhawks scored twice in the second period, but the Predators were able to secure victory with two unanswered goals in the final period.

Blue Jackets vs Blackhawks NHL Offshore Odds

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It’s pretty hard to have much confidence in either of these teams given how they have performed so far this season. However, the slight preference is for the Blackhawks to end their miserable losing run, as they have claimed victory against the Blue Jackets in six of the previous seven.