Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday as host Nashville battles the Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey odds action.
The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-12-6 this season, while the Predators are 12-13-6. Columbus is 12-18-1 on the totals; Nashville is 12-17-2.
If you're going with the Predators in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -147 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Predators rated this week at No. 26 and the Blue Jackets sitting at No. 28.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 28-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 18.4% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 86.9% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blue Jackets were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -141 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Nashville, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -135 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Vancouver are 3-7
After playing Calgary are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Calgary are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Blue Jackets at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games on the road
Columbus is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games
Columbus is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing Nashville
Nashville is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games
Nashville is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Columbus
Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Columbus at Vancouver, Tuesday, March 26
Nashville home to Edmonton, Monday, March 25