Jackets, Pens all square in Pittsburgh

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to avoid a home upset on Saturday night as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 of their first-round series.

The Blue Jackets tied up the best-of-seven set at 2-2 with a 4-3 win at +125 on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 4 of the series last time out. That was the fourth straight OVER result in this set between the Jackets and Pens.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Columbus Blue Jackets were listed as 172 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at 5Dimes. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.3-3 win for the Penguins on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 45-34-7 this season, while the Penguins are 53-24-9. Columbus is 43-39-4 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 41-39-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Columbus injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Columbus Blue Jackets taking on the No. 16-rated Pittsburgh Penguins in this contest.

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How Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 5-ranked offense (3.06 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.67 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 23.08% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.06% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds Trends

Columbus is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
Columbus is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus's last 11 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

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Columbus home to Pittsburgh, Monday, April 28th

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