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Moneyline favors in battle with

Columbus Blue Jackets

Nashville Predators
32-26-5 March 08, 2014, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 26-27-10

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Columbus duelling Nashville on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville will face the 32-26-5 Blue Jackets. In totals betting, the Predators are 25-27-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Jackets are 34-25-4 favoring the OVER.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Predators in this one found them earlier as -105 on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Predators sit at No. 18 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jackets sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

In their last action, Columbus was a 6-1 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -179 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -147 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 27-ranked offense (2.41 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.83 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 20.1% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 81.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Columbus at Dallas, Monday, March 10th
Nashville at Ottawa, Monday, March 10th