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Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Pick and Betting Preview

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Nationwide Arena on Sunday as the host Columbus Blue Jackets battle the Florida Panthers in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Florida Panthers in this one, they Panthers listed earlier today as underdogs of 149 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-1.7 win for the Panthers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

23-16-3 Columbus battles the Panthers, currently with a 17-18-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-23 for the Blue Jackets and 20-20 for the Panthers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Florida injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Columbus Blue Jackets) and the No. 28 (Florida Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.74 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.25 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 11.29% while the Panthers defense kills off 80.95% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Florida was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Avalanche on January 04. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Florida's last 23 games
  • Florida is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Columbus is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games
  • Columbus is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at St. Louis, Tuesday, January 9th
Columbus at Toronto, Monday, January 8th