Columbus Blue Jackets take on Predators in hockey test
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Odds
Columbus pays a visit to Nashville on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Predators bats in hockey action at Bridgestone Arena.
The Predators are 15-14-8 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 15-14-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nashville go 14-19-4 and the Blue Jackets go 15-20-1 on the totals.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Blue Jackets listed earlier today as underdogs of +-147 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Predators and the No. 25-ranked Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 18.1% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 85.7% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Nashville won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Avalanche on April 2. Bettors who backed the Predators at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Blue Jackets at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games
Columbus is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games on the road
Columbus is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Nashville
Nashville is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Columbus
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nashville is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Columbus
Nashville is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Columbus at St. Louis, Friday, April 5
Nashville home to Chicago, Saturday, April 6