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Columbus Blue Jackets host Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action

Pittsburgh Penguins

Columbus Blue Jackets
10-4-0 November 02, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 5-7-0

Columbus will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Penguins pay a visit to Nationwide Arena.

This season the Blue Jackets are 5-7-0 overall while the Penguins are 10-4-0. As for the totals, Columbus is 5-5-2 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 6-8.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

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

The Blue Jackets - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbus is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.75 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.36 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 18.18% while the Penguins defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

A few Penguins at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
Columbus is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games
Columbus is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
Columbus is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at New York, Wednesday, November 6th
Columbus at Ottawa, Tuesday, November 5th