Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blue Jackets vs Penguins NHL Odds
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(50-24-2) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (50-21-6)
2017 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Quarter Finals Game 1
Date: Wednesday, April 12th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins -150, Blue Jackets +130
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Eastern conference playoffs start on Wednesday night. One of the Eastern conference match ups is between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The two teams have played four games already season with the home team winning each of the previous match ups.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets come into this game really struggling. They have lost six of the last seven games and have had a really hard time scoring goals. They did win their final regular season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs so that might be able to give them some momentum.
For the Blue Jackets to win this game they need to get out to the fast start, and they need to figure out a way to slow down the Penguins start power.
They really need to drop back and make sure they are playing well enough on the defensive end to win.
On the other side of the match ups is the Pittsburgh Penguins who also come into this game struggling. They lost their last two games at the end of the regular season and it was because of the defensive side of the ice.
To win this game it’s actually going to come down to the defensive zone.
They give up a ton of shots on goal and that will need to change if they want success in this game, and the series.
NHL Betting Trends:
- CLB are 1-7 in their last 8 games as an underdog.
- Under is 6-1-1 in CLB last 8 road games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in CLB last 8 games as an underdog.
- PIT are 56-18 in their last 74 home games.
- PIT are 38-15 in their last 53 vs. Metropolitan.
- Over is 47-20-11 in PIT last 78 home games.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Playoff Prediction:
I really think the trend that has started this season will continue with the home team winning this match up and getting a 1-0 lead in the series.
4* Free Game 1 NHL Betting Pick: Penguins -150
The Penguins just have too many offensive weapons and that will be the difference.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Penguins 3 – Blue Jackets 1
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