NHL betting line favors Blue Jackets over Penguins
Columbus Blue Jackets
|46-22-5||March 28, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena||37-29-6|
The Columbus Blue Jackets battle the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday in NHL betting action at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets are 37-29-6 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 46-22-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 36-32-4 and the Penguins go 34-33-6 on the totals.View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.
If you're going with the Blue Jackets in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -110 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Blue Jackets sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at +109 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
In their last action, Columbus was a 4-2 winner at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Columbus at -141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.83 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.51 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 17.34% while the Penguins defense kills off 85.59% of their penalties.
A few Penguins at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games
Columbus is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Columbus's last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Chicago, Sunday, March 30th
Columbus at Carolina, Saturday, March 29th