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Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets 12/13/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Columbus Blue Jackets (10-15-2) vs. Florida Panthers (13-12-4)
December 13, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -323 / Columbus Blue Jackets +250; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers meet in NHL action from the FLA Live Arena on Tuesday night.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 6-5 OT win over Los Angeles last time out. Johnny Gaudreau has a team-high 31 points with 10 goals and 21 assists while Boone Jenner has 21 points with a team-high 10 goals. Elvis Merzlikins has gone 4-7 with a 4.83 GAA and an .863 save percentage while Joonas Korpisalo is 4-5-1 with a 3.51 GAA and a .905 save percentage and Daniil Tarasov has gone 2-3-1 with a 3.17 GAA and an .912 save percentage in goal for Columbus this year.

The Florida Panthers will look to rebound from a 5-2 loss to Seattle last time out. Matthew Tkachuk has a team-high 37 points with 13 goals and 24 assists while Brandon Montour has 22 points and Carter Verhaeghe has 24 points with Montour logging 17 assists while Verhaeghe has 15 goals of his own this season. Sam Bennett also has 22 points with 15 assists as well on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 5-8-1 record with a 3.58 GAA and a .884 save percentage while Spencer Knight is 8-4-3 with a 2.64 GAA and a .919 save percentage in goal for Florida this season.

Columbus is 15-31 in their last 46 games overall and 18-41 in their last 59 road games while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games following a win. Florida is 4-9 in their last 13 games overall and 55-19 in their last 74 home games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 home games.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m on the over in this one. The fact for me is that I still can’t trust the goaltending on either side and when I saw this game on the schedule, I immediately thought of 5-4 as a final score line. Maybe 5-3 is in play as well, but either way I like the over a lot here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 6.5

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