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Columbus Blue Jackets Host Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL Betting Action

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Penguins invade Nationwide Arena on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Columbus Blue Jackets as 105 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jackets to win this game 0.2-0. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Columbus Blue Jackets are 9-14-0 overall while the Pittsburgh Penguins are 13-8-0. As for the totals, Columbus is 11-11-1 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 6-12-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Columbus Blue Jackets rated this week at No. 25 and the Pittsburgh Penguins sitting at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.48 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 18.99% while the Penguins defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Blues. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Columbus was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Devils. Bettors on Columbus at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
  • Columbus is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Edmonton, Saturday, November 28th
Columbus at St. Louis, Saturday, November 28th