NHL Betting Picks: January 19th 2013
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
Prediction: Under 5.5
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We have to lay a little extra juice to play at 5.5. However, I feel that price will likely prove worth laying.
Both 2012 meetings between these teams stayed below the total, including a 3-0 final for Nashville on this very day (1/19) last season.
Including that result, the Predators have seen the “under” go 30-15-8 in division play the past couple of seasons. Overall, their games averaged 5.3 goals last season.
Note that most of last year’s meetings between these teams had an O/U line of five, rather than 5.5. However, the final meeting (which finished with exactly five goals) had an O/U line of 5.5. Including that result, the Preds have seen the “under” go 19-14 the last 33 times that they played a home game with an O/U line of 5.5.
Don’t be surprised when those stats improve this evening. Take a look at the Under 5.5