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Blue Jackets open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins

Columbus Blue JacketsPittsburgh Penguins
Feb 26, 1:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

18-36-7TEAM RECORD35-21-5

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blue Jackets arrive at Consol Energy Centre on Sunday.

The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 18-36-7 this season, while the Penguins are 35-21-5. Columbus is 28-31-2 on the totals; Pittsburgh is 27-27-7.

View Columbus vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-300 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 30-rated Blue Jackets taking on the No. 1-rated Penguins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 20.5% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 75.9% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Columbus was a 5-0 loser at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Colorado at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 8-1 result against the Lightning on February 25. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -250 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Columbus' last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Columbus home to Detroit, Tuesday, February 28
Pittsburgh at Dallas, Wednesday, February 29

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