Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers - 4/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers - 4/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers (25-9-4) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (14-17-8)

Game Info: Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm (BB&T Center)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -155 / Columbus Blue Jackets +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers meet Sunday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.

The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 13 goals, Oliver Bjorkstrand has 17 assists and Seth Jones has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 71 goals on 703 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 40 goals on 484 shots.

The Florida Panthers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 17 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 28 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 35 goals on 477 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 60 goals on 644 shots.

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The Blue Jackets are 0-5 in their last 5 Sunday games and 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest. The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Blue Jackets last 4 overall. The under is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 overall. The Blue Jackets are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida.

The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to ride the struggle bus with a defense that gets exposed nightly and playing on the end of a back to back won't help matters. The Florida Panthers are back to their winning ways with a team that's firing on all cylinders and we're to the point you shouldn't be looking to bet against them as long as the prices are reasonable. Give me the Panthers for their sixth straight victory. 

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Randy’s Pick Florida Panthers -155

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