Tuesday NHL Free Pick
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Blue Jackets –158 on the money line against the Panthers, who are +146. The over/under total is currently 5 goals.
The Panthers enter Tuesday’s game with a 29-36-5-6 overall record and are 14-21-1-2 on the road. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 42-28 in all Florida games this season and 22-15 when the Panthers have played on the road.
The Blue Jackets head into tonight’s contest with a 33-31-4-7 overall record and a 16-17-1-3 mark at home. The under is 39-33 in all Columbus games and 21-16 when the Jackets have played in Nationwide Arena this season.
NHL Free Pick: The Panthers are 0-3-1 on their current road trip but they have an opportunity to end their drought against a struggling Jackets team. Columbus has only compiled five goals during its four-game losing streak and the Jackets have now dropped 13 of their last 15. Columbus has won three straight matchups against Florida and four of the last five overall. But the road team is 4-1 in the last five matchups and the Panthers’ Sergei Samsonov has averaged a point per game over the last seven contest while Stephen Weiss has recorded vie points in six games. The Panthers are due – cash in on their value.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: FLORIDA PANTHERS +146