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Blue Jackets get visit from the Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been tagged with just two losses in their past 10 games against the Columbus Blue Jackets as those Eastern Conference clubs prepare to meet in NHL betting action on Saturday.

The Penguins and Blue Jackets last met in last year's playoffs, with Pittsburgh - who will be without Sidney Crosby on Saturday - winning their best-of-seven first-round series in six games. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in six of the last eight games between the two teams.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.4-1.5 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.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Blue Jackets sit at 11-15-2 on the season; in comparison, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently 19-6-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 13-14-1 OU, and Pittsburgh is 11-17 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 10-rated Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the No. 26-rated Columbus Blue Jackets in this contest.

How Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Stats Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.39 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.32 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 23.3% while the Penguins defense kills off 86.92% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Flames. They won as -170 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +167 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Columbus is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus's last 7 games
Columbus is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Tampa Bay, Monday, December 15th
Columbus at Detroit, Tuesday, December 16th

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