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Blue Jackets open as moneyline underdog vs Panthers

Florida PanthersColumbus Blue Jackets
March 30, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

37-24-16TEAM RECORD25-45-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the Columbus vs Florida battle on Friday at Nationwide Arena as the Blue Jackets try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Columbus battles the Panthers, currently with a 37-24-16 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 37-37-3 for the Blue Jackets and 29-35-13 for the Panthers.

View Florida vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers were listed as 125 favorites on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Blue Jackets) and the No. 22 (Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 28-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 14.8% rate while the Panthers have a 79.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +117 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +215 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Panthers at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games when playing Columbus
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games
Columbus is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 9 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Detroit, Sunday, April 1
Columbus at St. Louis, Saturday, March 31

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