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Blue Jackets visit Nashville Predators in NHL clash

Columbus Blue JacketsNashville Predators
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Odds

9-20-4TEAM RECORD17-12-4

Columbus pays a visit to Nashville on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Predators bats in hockey action at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators bring a 17-12-4 record to the battle against the 9-20-4 Blue Jackets. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nashville go 13-16-4 so far and the Blue Jackets go 16-16-1.

View Columbus vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Predators were listed as -180 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Predators sit at No. 23 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jackets sit at a No. 27 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 20.4% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 76.2% of their penalties.

Columbus was a 6-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Blues. They lost as +188 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Washington are 3-3-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Columbus' last 15 games on the road
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nashville
Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Columbus is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Nashville is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Columbus
Nashville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Chicago, Monday, December 26
Nashville at Dallas, Friday, December 23