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Pittsburgh Penguins Host Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL Betting Action

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh battle on Monday at Consol Energy Centre as the Penguins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets opened as 132 moneyline underdogs 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.

A 3.2-2.4 result in favor of the Blue Jackets is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Penguins currently sport a record of 15-14-3. The Columbus Blue Jackets are 13-19-3. Betting totals have seen the Penguins post a 10-17-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blue Jackets have gone 14-18-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Columbus injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Penguins, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.22 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.06 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 15.09% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.05% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-1 loser at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Columbus is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing Columbus

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Tampa Bay, Saturday, December 26th
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Saturday, December 26th