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Columbus Blue Jackets take on Panthers in NHL Betting Odds

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida battle on Saturday at BB&T Center as the Panthers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.9-2.6 victory for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers bring a 19-17-8 record to the battle against the 29-8-4 Blue Jackets. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 17-21-6 so far and the Blue Jackets go 15-22-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Columbus injuries news.

The Florida Panthers sit at No. 25 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Columbus Blue Jackets sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.32 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.22 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 15.23% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.76% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They won as -131 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Panthers were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
  • Columbus is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
  • Columbus is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Florida is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Florida is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 9 games
  • Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Carolina, Tuesday, January 17th
Florida at Calgary, Tuesday, January 17th