Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 10-20-22

Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 10/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 10/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Columbus Blue Jackets will host Thursday’s action with the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena in Ohio.

 

The Blue Jackets dropped their record to 1-3 in Metropolitan Division after losing their first three matches but managed to snapped a three-game losing streak a home win over Vancouver at 4-3 in overtime period on Tuesday.

 

Columbus is now 1-3-0 overall and 1-1-0 at home after the victory but has not scored yet a power play goal after four games which is a worst record in NHL for the season.  

   

Johnny Gaudreau led the Blue Jackets with 4 points, 2 goals on 11 shots, and 2 assists while Boone Jenner led his team in assists with 3 for the season.

 

Goal tender Elvis Merzlikins will make his 3rd career starts for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Merzlikins is 1-1 with 8 goals yielded while posting a 3.90 goals against average and a .867 save percentage record for the season. Columbus gave up an average of 35.5 shots on goal per match.

 

The totals went OVER in 5 of the Blue Jackets’ last 6 matches and 4 in Columbus’ last 5 contests versus Nashville. The Blue Jackets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 outings and the totals went OVER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 road games.  

 

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Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Predictions 10/20/2022

 

The Nashville Predators will to take on the home team Columbus Blue Jackets on October 20. The Predators dropped to 2-2-1 after losing three games in a row and ranked 2nd in Central Division this year.

 

Nashville lost their recent home match versus the Los Angeles Kings at 3-4 in the extended period on Tuesday. Mikael Granlund led with 5 points all earned from his assists.  

 

Mikael Granlund led the Nashville Predators in scoring with 5 and added 5 assists and recorded 1 PPA while Nino Niederreiter nailed 4 goals on 10 shots and averages 1 PPG for Nashville this season.

 

Juuse Saros will be staying between the two pipes for his 5th start as goal tender for the Predators. Saros is 1-2-1 with 12 goals conceded on the season and he acquired a save percentage of .897 while averaging 3 goals against.

 

The Nashville Predators relinquished an average of 30 shots on goal per contest this season.   

 

The totals went OVER in 10 of the Predators’ last 14 contests while Nashville is 2-8 SU in its last 10 and 8-3 SU in its last 11 matches played versus Columbus.

 

The totals went OVER in 16 of the Predators’ last 20 road outings and 4 of their last 5 games when playing on the road facing the Blue Jackets.

 

Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. The NHL Pick for this contest is Columbus +112. The Predators have issues in their recent games after losing three contests in a row while the Blue Jackets gained momentum after ending a three-game losing streak with a home victory on October 18.

 

Columbus will continue their success at home on Thursday. Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets will win 4-2.   

 

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Nashville Predators vs Columbus Blue Jackets 10/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH 

 

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022                

                                                                  

TV: BSSO, NHLPP, ESPN+

 

NHL Odds/Point Spread: Columbus Blue Jackets +112            

  

NHL Totals: 6.5

 

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