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Columbus Blue Jackets Home to Penguins in NHL Betting Odds Action

Pittsburgh Penguins

vs

Columbus Blue Jackets
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena

The Pittsburgh Penguins hold a 2-1 lead on the Columbus Blue Jackets in their first-round Eastern Conference series as those teams hit the ice once again in Ohio on Wednesday night.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Columbus Blue Jackets as 110 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Penguins to win this game 3.3-2.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets bring a 44-34-7 record to the battle against the 53-24-8 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 42-39-4 so far and the Penguins go 40-39-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Penguins - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Blue Jackets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbus is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 16.

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How Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 13-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.55 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 19.39% rate while the Penguins have a 84.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blue Jackets on April 21. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games
Columbus is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Columbus is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Columbus, Saturday, April 26th

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