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Blue Jackets Odds Open as Moneyline Underdog vs Penguins

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh battle on Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena as the Penguins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets opened as 139 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.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.4 win for the Blue Jackets. 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

18-16-3 Pittsburgh battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 22-13-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-16-2 for the Penguins and 17-20 for the Blue Jackets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Columbus injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 7 and the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.68 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.44% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flyers on December 23. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh was a 4-0 loser in its last match at home against the Ducks. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus's last 9 games on the road
  • Columbus is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Columbus is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Ottawa, Friday, December 29th
Pittsburgh at Carolina, Friday, December 29th

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