Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 11/20/22 NHL Picks, Predictions & Odds
Florida Panthers (9-7-2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (6-10-1)
November 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +190 / Florida Panthers -235; Plus/minus: +6.5
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The Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets meet in NHL action Sunday at Nationwide Arena. The Florida Panthers have split their last 10 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have lost 7 of their last 10 games.
The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.33 goals per game and scoring on 18.8% of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 11 goals, Matthew Tkachuk 17 assists and Aleksander Barkov 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.22 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 32 goals on 306 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 21 goals on 257 shots.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.94 goals per game and are scoring on 9.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 7 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 9 assists and Zach Werenski has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 4.41 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 23 goals on 224 shots faced, and Elvis Merzlikins has given up 36 goals on 265 shots.
Panthers are 40-17 in their last 57 Eastern Conference games and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-24 in their last 35 overall. Over is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 overall. The over is 58-28-5 in Blue Jackets last 91. Panthers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Columbus and 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are not a good hockey team, but this price is crazy when you consider that the Panthers are nothing like the team they were a year ago. Heck, the Panthers just lost last night to a struggling Flames team in a shootout, and now they have to travel for a quick turnaround. The Blue Jackets are a mess defensively and can’t finish games, but the Panthers at a price like that is crazy. Give me Columbus and the big potential payout.
Randy Chambers Free Pick:
Blue jackets Columbus +190
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