Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators - 11/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (11-3-3) at Columbus Blue Jackets (7-12-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets / Nashville Predators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, FSHOH
The Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets square off Friday night at the Nationwide Arena.
The Nashville Predators could use this road victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with nine goals, Roman Josi has nine assists and Shea Weber has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 32 goals on 406 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up seven goals on 69 shots. Rinne has allowed three goals in his last three games. Paul Gaustad is questionable with a lower-body injury.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets also look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power plays. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with nine goals, Brandon Dubinsky has seven assists and Brandon Saad has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 47 goals on 442 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 12 goals on 141 shots. Bobrovsky has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Metropolitan. The Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 12-5 in their last 17 vs. Western Conference. The Predators are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Columbus and 41-15 in the last 56 meetings overall.
The Predators have had great success over the Blue Jackets over the years and enter this match well rested while Columbus played last night. I'll take the rested team on the road here.