Predators vs. Blue Jackets - 3/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (30-36-8) at Nashville Predators (38-23-13)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -186 / Columbus Blue Jackets +167 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSSM
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators clash Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Columbus Blue Jackets could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 27 goals, Cam Atkinson has 21 assists and Brandon Saad has 209 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 85 goals on 930 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has given up 68 goals on 830 shots. Bobrovsky has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 31 goals, James Neal has 20 assists and Craig Smith has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 145 goals on 1,617 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 31 goals on 371 shots. Rinne has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Blue Jackets are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets are 6-30-1 in the last 37 meetings in Nashville and 16-41 in the last 57 meetings overall.
Out of 37 games in Nashville, the Blue Jackets have won just six contests. Uh, no thanks. With the Predators playing the way they're playing, you have to side with the home team.