Money Line Pick
The Blue Jackets continue to fall down the standings. Following back-to-back losses to the Flyers this past week, Columbus has now gone winless in their last seven games. This rough stretch has dropped their road record to an underwhelming 12-8-9 (although they’re a respectable 19-10 against the spread on the road). You could hang your hat on the fact that their current streak was preceded by a 9-0-1 stretch, but it’s been two-plus weeks since that hot streak.
Over Under Pick
Meanwhile, the Predators are now 7-4-0 over their last 11, and that includes a 3-1-0 record over their last four games. Unfortunately, that hasn’t erased the fact that Nashville is only 13-12-4 at home this season, and they’re an abysmal 9-20 against the spread when playing in Columbus. If there’s any reason for optimism, it’s the fact that the Predators have gone 7-2-1 against their opponent in the last 10 meetings between the teams.