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Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -120 against Columbus on Friday NHL Odds Menu

The visiting Pittsburgh Penguins hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Nationwide Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Penguins opened as -120 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.7-1.6 result in favor of the Penguins today. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Columbus will face the 34-24-8 Penguins. In totals betting, the Blue Jackets are 34-30-3 in over under betting so far this season while the Pittsburgh Penguins are 27-27-12. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Columbus Blue Jackets sit at No. 18 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Penguins sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.66 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.55 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 18.32% while the Penguins defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing Columbus
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at New York, Sunday, March 13th
Columbus home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, March 13th

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