Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Panthers vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(16-5-4) Florida Panthers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (10-12-5)
Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -130/+110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Columbus Blue Jackets on the other end of things will need to get going soon if they are to make the postseason, as it looks pretty unlikely for them to come close to a playoff spot if they keep up with their current form
Florida is another one of these younger teams who are taking advantage of the higher scoring nature of the NHL in 2021, as they are able to put 3.32 goals past their opponents per game which will win you plenty of games. It clearly has done just that with this Panthers team coming in here with a very impressive 16-5-4 record which they really should be able to build upon in this matchup.
Jonathan Huberdeau has been an absolute nightmare to opponents defenses, as he has managed to rack up 10 goals and 20 assists and he does not look to be slowing down, as his break-out season continues.
Sergei Bobrovsky was also awesome in the last matchup between these two teams, as he had a .950 save percentage in that 4-2 Panthers win and was awarded the number 1 star of the game and he is once again slated to make the start here for Florida.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets were right in the thick of the playoff race not all that long ago, but their recent 2-7 run of form has them firmly on the outside looking in and it will take something heroic from this team down the stretch to make the playoffs.
A lot of the offense from the Blue Jackets revolved around Bjorkstrand and Atkinson, but another guy making important contributions this year has been Boone Jenner who has managed 8 goals and 7 assists this year and that all goes along well with his excellent physical style of play, so he is a guy to look out for.
Joonas Korpisalo also is projected for the start here and his numbers are just average, so he is not typically the reason this team wins or loses, but he will need to come in here with his A-game because this Florida Panthers offense is very much legit.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road favorite.
- Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite.
- Panthers are 36-17 in their last 53 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Blue Jackets are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
- Blue Jackets are 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Blue Jackets are 1-7 in their last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Free Florida Panthers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Prediction:
The current price of -130 on the Florida Panthers seems awfully fair in this spot, as I just think this Florida Panthers offense will be far too much for the Blue Jackets to handle. I also have just not been the biggest fan of Joonas Korpisalo, so I do prefer the goalie matchup for the Panthers as well and it is tough not to believe you are getting a bit of line value here at -130.
It is also tough not to like the Florida Panthers just in terms of star power and the overall quality of the team, as the Panthers simply seem better on paper compared to their counterparts from Columbus.
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