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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers

Columbus Blue Jackets (23-14-3) at Florida Panthers (17-16-6)

NHL: Saturday, January 5th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. ET (BB&T Center)

Line and Odds: -1.5 Panthers/ Blue Jackets +1.5  Over/Under 6

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A pair of Eastern Conference teams squares off as the Columbus Bluejackets travel south to face the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. Who will win as the Panthers and Blue Jackets face off?

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets enter this match-up off a loss in their last game against Carolina. They continue their road trip with a visit to Florida. Columbus is 3-2 in its last five games. They also come into this game in third in the Metropolitan Divison with 49 points on the season. Artemi Panarin leads the Blue Jackets with 44 points on 13 goals and 31 assists. The top goal scorer for Columbus is right wing Cam Atkinson who has scored 24 goals on the season. The Blue Jackets are led in net by Sergei Bobrovsky (17-12-1) and Joonas Korpisalo (6-2-2). Columbus has four players listed as day-to-day as they are each dealing with an injury, that includes Brandon Dubinsky, and Nick Foligno.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers dropped their last contest against Buffalo. Florida returns home, after playing their last two games on the road. The Panthers are 3-2 in their last five games. The major issue plaguing Florida is that they have given up the opening goal or in many cases the first two goals in five consecutive games.  The Panthers sit sixth in the Atlantic Divison with 40 points on the season. Jonathan Huberdeau leads the team in points with 45 on 10 goals and 35 assists. Mike Hoffman is the top goal scorer for the Panthers with 19 goals on the season. James Reimer (8-7-3) and Roberto Luongo (8-8-1) man the goal for Florida this season. A pair of Florida’s centers are out as Nick Bjugstad and Vincent Trocheck are both inactive with significant injuries.

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Columbus is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus’s last 12 games.

Columbus is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Florida.

Columbus is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida.

Florida is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games.

Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus.

ESPN NHL Scores Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers

Though the Panthers have been strong at home as of late, Columbus comes into to this one as the far superior team. Columbus is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games against Florida. The Blue Jackets are 3-0 in the last three meetings with the Panthers. The Over is a good take here as both teams are averaging over three goals per game. In both meetings already played this season the final goal total was over, that will happen once again in this one.

Pick Blue Jackets +1.5

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