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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet at Nationwide Arena.

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.

Columbus:
Team record: 37-29-6 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Carolina are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 46-22-5 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Columbus
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 12 of last 16 games when playing Columbus

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 2-2-1
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Chicago, Sunday, March 30
Columbus at Carolina, Saturday, March 29