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 (9-11) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (8-9-5)

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 the Nashville Predators meet in NHL action from the Bridgestone Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators last time out. Cam Atkinson leads the Blue Jackets in scoring with 17 points coming on 9 goals and 8 assists while Oliver Bjorkstrand’s got 16 points with 6 goals and 10 assists. Jack Roslovic and Patrik Laine each have 13 points since coming over from the Winnipeg Jets with Roslovic logging 4 goals with 9 assists while Laine has 8 goals and 5 helpers. Boone Jenner has 12 points split between 6 goals and 6 helpers while seth Jones has 11 points with 10 assists and Nick Foligno has 10 points with 4 goals and 6 helpers. Joonas Korpisalo continues to see the bulk of the load on goal for Columbus, going 5-8 with a 3.28 GAA this season.

The Nashville Predators will look to build on their win over the Predators last time out. Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 18 points split between 9 goals and 9 assists while Roman Josi also has 9 assists as part of his 11 points. Mikael Granlund and Ryan Ellis each have 9 points with Granlund logging 4 goals with 5 assists and Ellis putting up a pair of goals and 7 assists. Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros continue to split time in goal, with Rinne logging 5 wins and a shutout with a 2.52 GAA while Saros has 4 wins and a 3.21 GAA this season.

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Columbus is 5-11 in their last 16 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games being played on no rest. Nashville is 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite. Columbus is 5-28 in the last 33 meetings between these two teams in Nashville.

It’s always going to be hard to beat a team twice in a row on a back-to-back, but Columbus has had their issues on the road and while Nashville’s road issues are far worse, I think their play at home is a completely different story. Look for the Preds to keep up their strong play at home and build on Saturday’s win with another win here.

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Chris’s Pick Nashville -130

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