The Columbus Blue Jackets (13-28-2) travel to meet the Nashville Predators (20-17-6) Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Blue Jackets vs. Predators odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.
The Blue Jackets were dropped 3-1 at home against the New York Rangers, and Columbus has dropped 4 of the last 5 games with the Over going 3-1 in the last 4. The Blue Jackets are just 3-13 in the last 16 games overall,
The Predators snapped a 3-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night as the Under cashed. The Preds have scored 2 or more goals in 13 of the previous 14 games.
Blue Jackets at Predators odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Blue Jackets +180 (bet $100 to win $180) Predators -210 (bet $210 to win $100)
- Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Blue Jackets +1.5 (-140) | Predators -1.5 (+120)
- Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Blue Jackets at Predators projected goalies
Daniil Tarasov (2-8-1, 3.40 GAA, .907 SV%) vs Kevin Lankinen (4-4-1, 2.81 GAA, .918 SV%)
Tarasov hasn’t won in 6 consecutive starts since Nov. 20, and he is a dismal 0-5-0 with a 3.73 GAA and .899 SV% in 5 starts in January. He has allowed exactly 4 goals in 3 of the last 4 assignments.
After a dismal 1-1-1 record, 3.67 GAA and .906 SV% in 3 December starts, Lankinen stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced in Washington in his 1st and only showing this month.
Blue Jackets at Predators picks and predictions
Predators 3, Blue Jackets 2
The Predators (-210) will cost you more than 2 times your potential return, and that’s just too expensive in a game between 2 teams which have been rather cold lately.
The BLUE JACKETS +1.5 (-140) are worth a look as underdogs on the puck line.
The win Monday by the Predators -1.5 (+120) was by just a goal, and as a favorite, Nashville has lost each of its last 2 as a favorite. The Preds are just 2-5 in the last 7 games at home, too.
On the flip side, Columbus is a respectable 3-3 in the last 6 on the puck line as an underdog.
UNDER 6.5 (-105) is worth a look, but play it lightly.
The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 for the Jackets against Western Conference foes, while going 4-1 in the last 5 inside the Central Division.
For the Predators, the Under is 4-2 in the last 6, including Monday’s narrow win against the Flames.