Nashville Predators (29-22-2) to Columbus Blue Jackets (16-25-12)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7 p.m. (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +153 / Nashville Predators -170 — Over / Under: 5 Click for latest betting odds
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The Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets meet in the NHL from Nationwide Arena on Wednesday night.
The Nashville Predators will look to bank on a 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets on Monday. Roman Josi leads the Predators with 33 points, including 25 assists, while Filip Forsberg has 31 points with 12 goals and 19 assists and Calle JArnkrok has 26 points with 12 goals and 14 assists. Mikael Granlund and Viktor Arvidsson each have 25 points, with Granlund registering 13 goals and Arvidsson 10 goals and 15 assists. As a team, Nashville averages 2.6 goals on 29.8 shots with a 17.7% success rate on PP while allowing 2.8 goals on 31.6 shots with a success rate of 75.7% on the PK this season.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to play the spoiler despite losing their last game to Nashville. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads the Jackets with 39 points, including 15 goals and 24 assists, while Jack Roslovic has 32 points with 22 assists and Cam Atkinson has 31 points with 14 goals and 17 assists this season. Seth Jones and Max Domi each have double-digit assists for the Blue Jackets this season. As a team, Columbus averages 2.3 goals on 29 shots with a 14.4% power-play success rate while allowing 3.3 goals on 32.2 shots with an 80% kill rate. on the PK this season.
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Nashville is 4-1 in its last 5 games overall and 7-3 in its last 10 road games, while the Plus’s are 4-1-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite on the road. Columbus is 16-40 in their last 56 games overall and 8-23 in their last 31 games against a winning team while 6-0 in their last 6 games as a loser. home. The home side are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
I think there is a time and a place to take a dog home, but Columbus is not that place and Wednesday is not that time. Nashville has all their chips in the middle of the table and basically needs to win to have a realistic chance of making the playoffs and it starts here in a very winnable position against Columbus. The Predators know the task at hand and a mistake would be fatal. Give me Nashville here.
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