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The division rival Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Consol Energy Centre.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -129 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 20-10-1 SU, ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus

When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Columbus:
Team record: 12-14-3 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 14 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 7-7-1
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Next up:
Columbus home to New Jersey, Tuesday, December 10
Pittsburgh home to New Jersey, Friday, December 13