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Predators vs. Blue Jackets (October 20)

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Predators vs. Blue Jackets odds

Predators odds -130
blue jacket odds +110
over/under 6.5 (-125/+105)
time 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set ugly
Odds by BetMGM. Get the latest NHL odds here.

Following their 4-3 comeback win over the Vancouver Canucks, the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking for a second straight victory over the Nashville Predators. However, as the betting line shows, the Jackets are one of the worst analytical teams in the league, and he could outsmart a tenacious Predators team.

Nashville Predators

Analytically, the Predators are one of the best teams to start the season in the NHL, starting with great play on the back end. As a team, Nashville scored his eighth-best Corsi rating with his 5-for-5, skating with a rating of 53.9%. The Roman Joshi-led group includes his four players above the team average, led by Mark Borowiecki with 58.8% and offensively starting only 33.3% of his shifts in his zone .

Solid play by the defense solidified the Predator’s basic metrics. The team has recorded positive relative metrics in shots, scoring chances and high danger chances, raising expected goals at a rate above the league average. Still, defense remains a priority for a Nashville team that averages 18.4 runs scored per game and he allows 7.2 high-danger chances.

That shutdown style is necessary to offset some of the team’s offensive shortcomings. Nashville’s shooting percentage is 8.3%, his sixth-worst in the league. But with the steadfast Juuse Saros locking things in the net, the team needs nothing more.

columbus blue jacket

The Blue Jackets cannot boast the same success they struggled with early in this campaign. The Predators, who lead play in the pack and have an advantage on Thursday, don’t expect any improvement against his team.

Additionally, Columbus’ ineffective play isn’t limited to possession metrics, as the Blue Jackets have disappointing scoring stats in the attacking zone. As a unit, the Blue Jackets have attempted eight or fewer high-risk chances in his three games this year, requiring overtime against the Canucks to reach double digits. Of the skaters who have appeared in multiple games, only Gustav Nyquist has created more chances than he gave up, skating in an incredible 11-10 ratio.

Overall, the Blue Jackets’ expected goals dipped to 44.9% due to ineffective play. Four of his next five games will be at home, so growth could be on the horizon, but more robust metrics are needed to expect a significant increase in scoring. .

Predators vs. Blue Jackets Pick

Columbus is chasing the puck and presenting unreliable offensive indicators. It will be a low-scoring game against a Predators team that prioritizes defensive responsibilities and plays blanket-style on their own terms. I’m betting that there will be

Choose: Less than 6.5 (+105)

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