Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/20/21
2021-04-20 19:00:00 EDT
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads Columbus with 14 goals, Jack Roslovic has 20 assists and Cam Atkinson has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 88 goals on 845 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 55 goals on 608 shots.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Aleksander Barkov leads Florida with 18 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 30 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 42 goals on 575 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 72 goals on 775 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-49 in their last 71 overall. The Panthers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 22-8 in their last 30 games as a favorite. The over is 5-0-1 in Blue Jackets last 6 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The Blue Jackets are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Florida and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Columbus Blue Jackets still can’t get out of their own way, as they’ve won just twice since March 22 and the defense is getting blasted nightly. The Blue Jackets have allowed four or more goals in every game during their six-game losing streak. The Florida Panthers have won six of the seven meetings against the Blue Jackets and they’ve outscored them 12-4 in the last three meetings. The Panthers don’t lose games they’re supposed to this season. Give me the Panthers again and the PL for max betting value.