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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Betting Preview

Nashville PredatorsColumbus Blue Jackets
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

12-11-4TEAM RECORD8-16-3

The Nashville Predators will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus at Nationwide Arena on Thursday in hockey odds action.

The Blue Jackets sport records of 8-16-3 heading into this matchup, while the Predators sit at 12-11-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-13-1 for the Blue Jackets and 11-12-4 for the Predators.

View Nashville vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Predators were listed as 100 favorites on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blue Jackets at No. 27 and the Predators at No. 24 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 27-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 12.5% rate while the Predators have a 83.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Columbus won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Canadiens on December 6. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Montreal are 2-2-2
After a win are 1-9

A few Predators at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Nashville is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Nashville's last 14 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
Nashville is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Columbus' last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus' last 14 games when playing at home against Nashville
Columbus is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Columbus is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Nashville

Next up:
Nashville home to Anaheim, Saturday, December 10
Columbus home to Boston, Saturday, December 10