Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators NHL Odds & Free Picks


Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
30-19-13 (12-8-9 V)
8:00 pm ET, Saturday, February 22, 2020
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
29-23-8 (13-12-4 H)
TV: FS Ohio, FS Tennessee
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators NHL Odds & Free Picks

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
02/22
5:08p
45
46
Columbus
Nashville

-163/+143
5½u-115
-160/+140
5½u-113
-158/+143
93%
u67%
5½u-115
-165/+140

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators  Match Preview

The Nashville Predators scored just once in each of their last two games and hope to get the offense cranked up when they begin a crucial five-game homestand against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. The Predators had won three straight games before losing 4-1 to Carolina at home Tuesday, and suffering a 2-1 overtime setback at Chicago on Friday, to pull within two points of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.

Nashville has two games in hand on Calgary, which holds down the final wild card spot in the West, and will host the Flames next Thursday along with three other teams in playoff position on their homestand. The Predators lost both matchups with Columbus last season and the teams will meet again March 14 in Ohio when the Blue Jackets hope they will have found the form that led to a 10-game point streak (9-0-1) from mid January until Feb. 7. Columbus has not won in seven games since that streak, but was able to pick up four points with three overtime losses and a shootout defeat to maintain a playoff position in the Eastern Conference despite coughing up a lead and falling 4-3 to Philadelphia in the extra session Thursday. “I thought we hung in there,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella told reporters after his team lost leading scorer Oliver Bjorkstrand (ankle) for 8-10 weeks Thursday. “We played hard. We found a way to lose it in the end.”

The fans at Bridgestone Arena will be treated to a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers opened the Predators as -160-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jackets, while the game's total opened at 5.5.

In their last action, Nashville was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at +114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Flyers on February 20. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets

ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS (30-19-13): Bjorkstrand (21 goals, 36 points) was added to an injured list that includes right wing Cam Atkinson (41 goals last season) and All-Star defenseman Seth Jones - also with ankle injuries - and seven others. Center Pierre-Luc Dubois leads the team with 44 points, but owns just two (both assists) in his last nine games, while captain Nick Foligno scored in his 900th NHL contest Thursday. Goalie Elvis Merzlikins is 0-3-3 in his last six starts and Columbus could have Joonas Korpisalo (17-10-4) back soon as he was sent to AHL Cleveland for a conditioning stint after returning from a knee injury.

ABOUT THE PREDATORS (29-23-8): Mattias Ekholm scored the only goal Friday and Nashville welcomed the return of fellow defenseman Ryan Ellis (28 points, 39 games), who has been out since New Year’s Day due to a concussion. Captain Roman Josi leads the team with 57 points, but none came in the last three games, while more is needed from forward Filip Forsberg after the 25-year-old Swede has managed just three points (all assists) in 10 games this month. Pekka Rinne (18-13-4) turned aside 36 shots in Friday’s setback and that could give Juuse Saros (11-10-4) the call after the Fin won two of his previous three starts.

 

8:00 PM ET W/L ATS Money H A O/U
Columbus 30-19-10-3 33-29 -205 18-11-3-1 12-8-7-2 23-38
Nashville 29-23-5-3 22-38 -1451 13-12-3-1 16-11-2-2 33-25

 

Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Stats

Team Record Money Offense Defense Fave Dog O/U
Columbus 30-19-13 -59.00 2.56 2.56 10-11 20-18 23-37-2
Nashville 29-23-8 -709.00 3.18 3.22 20-25 8-5 33-26-1

Last 5 Games

Columbus Blue Jackets

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Feb 20, 2020 PHI 3-4 L -115 31 33 0/3 0/1 Brian Elliott H
Feb 18, 2020 PHI 1-5 L 135 29 15 1/3 0/1 Carter Hart A
Feb 16, 2020 NJ 3-4 L -130 55 26 0/2 0/0 MacKenzie Blackwood A
Feb 14, 2020 NYR 1-3 L -145 37 28 0/2 3/3 Alexandar Georgiev H
Feb 13, 2020 BUF 3-4 L -110 31 27 0/1 0/1 Carter Hutton A

Nashville Predators

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Feb 21, 2020 CHI 1-2 L -125 43 38 0/5 3/4 Corey Crawford A
Feb 18, 2020 CAR 1-4 L -125 29 30 0/4 2/3 Petr Mrazek H
Feb 16, 2020 STL 2-1 W -115 24 39 0/2 2/2 Jordan Binnington H
Feb 15, 2020 STL 4-3 W 120 27 26 1/4 3/4 Jake Allen A
Feb 13, 2020 NYI 5-0 W -140 26 31 0/0 2/2 Thomas Greiss H

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Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Fantasy Props Full List

Game Lines

Match
Moneyline Puck Line Total
Columbus Blue Jackets +1.5 (-200) +140 O 5.5 (-105)
Nashville Predators -1.5 (+170) -160 U 5.5 (-115)
DRAW - - -
1st Period
Moneyline Puck Line Total
Columbus Blue Jackets +0.5 (-190) +115 O 1.5 (-125)
Nashville Predators -0.5 (+145) -155 U 1.5 (-105)
DRAW - - -
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