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Predators face Columbus Blue Jackets: NHL odds preview and stats

Nashville PredatorsColumbus Blue Jackets
April 27, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

16-22-9TEAM RECORD23-17-7

Nashville pays a visit to Columbus on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jackets bats in hockey action at Nationwide Arena.

Columbus will face the 16-22-9 Predators. In totals betting, the Blue Jackets are 17-26-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Predators are 20-23-4 favoring the OVER.

View Nashville vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Blue Jackets as -215 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Blue Jackets and the No. 29-ranked Predators, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 25-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.7% rate while the Predators have a 75.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Nashville lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Red Wings on April 25. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -235 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blue Jackets were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Predators at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 6 games
Nashville is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Columbus is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus' last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Nashville