Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators - 2/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators - 2/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (8-11) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (8-8-5)

Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -130 / Columbus Blue Jackets +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators meet Sunday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win here to snap a four game losing streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with nine goals, Oliver Bjorkstrand has 10 assists and Seth Jones has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 72.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 48 goals on 453 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 12 goals on 127 shots.

The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with nine goals, Roman Josi has eight assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 31 goals on 284 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 26 goals on 293 shots.

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The Blue Jackets are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Predators are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 13-4-1 in Blue Jackets last 18 road games. The under is 4-1 in Predators last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blue Jackets are 5-27 in the last 32 meetings in Nashville and 17-45 in the last 62 meetings.

The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to ride the struggle bus, as they just can't get their defense and offense on the same page, and they're riding a rough four game losing streak. The Blue Jackets are fresh off a loss to the Predators where they just couldn't get anything going offensively. The Nashville Predators haven't been the most consistent team in the world, but they've shown some bright spots lately and have beaten the hell out of the Blue Jackets over the years, especially in Nashville. I'll lay the small juice with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators -130

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