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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 04/20/2021 Spread, Picks & Hockey Betting

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 04-20-2021 Spread Picks & Hockey Betting

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 04/20/2021 – Nothing seems to be going the way of the Columbus Blue Jackets Jackets. After suffering its sixth consecutive loss on Monday against the Florida Panthers, the Blue Jackets failed to stop their trip to the bottom of the Central Division, joining the Detroit Red Wings. Amidst its terrible showing, Columbus has no choice but to continue its grind. Another attempt to snap its dry spell will take place on Tuesday as the Blue Jackets are set to play its second game in as many nights in Florida. The visitors will be tasked to defy a +155 underdog price based on the NHL Betting Lines, while the hosts enjoy a -188 favorites tag at home. The match begins at 07:00 PM Eastern Time, which will be broadcasted live on BBSUN, BSOH, and NHL.TV.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 04/20/2021

When: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 PM ET

Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida

TV: BSSUN | BSOH

Stream: NHL.TV

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers 04/20/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Columbus Blue Jackets +1 (-133) 5.5 o (-120) +155
Florida Panthers -1 (+135) 5.5 u (-118) -188
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Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus coach John Tortorella tried to tweak his rotation on Monday in hopes to finally solve the puzzle that has dragged the Blue Jackets to a major slump. But the attempt still failed to stop the bleeding. The Blue Jackets will have nine remaining games to figure out their way out of the downturn and wrap up the regular season on a positive note. Included in those nine games left is their second straight game against the Panthers in South Florida, and the Blue Jackets hope for a more favorable result this time before they fly over to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning for a two-game series starting  Thursday. Joonas Korpisalo is expected to start at the net for Columbus on Tuesday, taking the place of Elvis Merzlikins, who stopped 35 of 38 shots last game. 

Players to watch: O. Bjorkstrand RW (G 14 A 19 PTS 33), C. Atkinson RW (G 14 A 15 PTS 29), J. Roslovic C (G 9 A 20 PTS 29).

Florida Panthers

The win against the Blue Jackets on Monday enabled the Panthers to tie the Carolina Hurricanes for the most number points so far in the Central Division with 63 each. Florida has now won three of their last four games and will look to continue their fine play when they host the Blue Jackets for the second straight time on Tuesday. It will also mark the debut of Spencer Knight at the net after the former 13th-overall draft pick signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers on March 31 following his sophomore season at Boston College. Panthers coach Joel Quenneville raved about the American goaltender, who just turned 20 this Monday, saying the kid is more than ready to seize the opportunity to help his team. The Panthers have won all but one of their seven meetings with the Blue Jackets this regular season with Tuesday’s meeting serving as their final bow together on the ice this year. 

Players to watch: A. Barkov C (G 18 A 27 PTS 45), J. Huberdeau LW (G 15 A 30 PTS 45), C. Verhaeghe C (G 17 A 18 PTS 35).

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions

Trends

Blue Jackets

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus’ last 7 games.
Columbus is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Columbus is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Florida.
Blue Jackets are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Columbus is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida.

Panthers

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Florida’s last 18 games.
Florida is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games against Columbus.
Florida is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Florida is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus.

Blue Jackets vs Panthers Betting Picks

There will be no way the Panthers will allow the Blue Jackets to steal a win to cap off their head-to-head season matchup this Tuesday. Florida will pounce on Columbus and the team’s drained legs as it will score its seventh win of the season against the Blue Jackets. This is an easy pick for bettors in the top betting sites for NHL. The Panthers will unleash their firepower as they continue to aim for the top seed heading to the final stages of the regular season. 

Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 2, Panthers 6.