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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Pick and Betting Preview

The Nashville Predators battle the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday in NHL betting odds action at Bridgestone Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Nashville Predators in this one found them earlier as 100 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3-2.6 win for the Predators on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 32-11-4 this season, while the Predators are 23-17-8. Columbus is 18-25-4 against the total, while Nashville is 22-22-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Columbus injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nashville Predators rated this week at No. 22 and the Columbus Blue Jackets sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.34 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 17.72% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 83.7% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Columbus was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Predators were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +147 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • Columbus is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Columbus is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Nashville is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Nashville is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Nashville is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at New York, Tuesday, January 31st
Nashville at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, January 31st