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Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Lines and Trends

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Consol Energy Centre against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets opened as 166 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 2.7-1.9 win for the Penguins. 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 Columbus Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 4-12-0 this season, while the Penguins are 10-5-0. Columbus is 9-6-1 on the totals; Pittsburgh is 3-9-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Columbus injuries news.

The Blue Jackets - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.33 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.69 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 15.56% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 75% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Columbus is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Arizona, Saturday, November 14th
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, Saturday, November 14th