|Over 5.5 (-101) @ Betamerica|
The set-up: Both teams have big expectations this year. Each of these teams will face each other ten times this season and I'm expecting some offensive fireworks to kick things off. The Jackets will be especially motivated to get the season rolling on the right foot after only averaging 2.57 GPG last season. Overall the Jackets allowed 2.61 GPG.
The pick: The Predators are 7-2-1 the last ten in this series. Last year Nashville averaged 3.07 GPG, while allowing 3.1. Nashville has averaged three goals per game the last four in this series, while the Jackets have averaged four goals in thie series over the last four. Finally note that the "over" has hit in eight of these team's last ten against each other as well. This number is low, the play is the over.
This is a 10* TOTAL ELITE OF THE ELITE on the OVER Columbus/Nashville.