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Columbus Blue Jackets home to Panthers in hockey betting action


Florida Panthers

Columbus Blue Jackets
22-30-7 March 01, 2014, 02:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 29-25-5



Columbus will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Florida Panthers pay a visit to Nationwide Arena.

This season the Blue Jackets are 29-25-5 overall while the Panthers are 22-30-7. As for the totals, Columbus is 31-24-4 on the OU, and Florida is 27-27-5.

View Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

The Blue Jackets were listed earlier today as -186 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Blue Jackets) and the No. 28 (Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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Florida was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Capitals. They lost as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Columbus was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Devils. They lost as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 10-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.19 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 18.32% rate while the Panthers have a 76.37% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Panthers at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Columbus is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games at home
Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida


Next up:
Florida at New York, Sunday, March 2nd
Columbus at Toronto, Monday, March 3rd

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