Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blue Jackets vs Penguins NHL Odds
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(50-25-2) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (51-21-6)
2017 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Quarter Finals Game 2
Date: Wednesday, April 12th
Time: 7:00 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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Game 2 between the Penguins and Blue Jackets takes place Friday night, as the Pens look to capture a 2-0 series lead before sending the series to Columbus.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets had their chances in Game 1.
After outshooting the Penguins 16-3 in the first period, it looked as if they had a real chance to steal one. However, despite all the pressure they managed to put on, nothing resulted on the scoreboard.
They did eventually find the back of the net late in the 3rd, but it was well too late in what was eventually a 3-1 loss.
Columbus has really been playing sketchy over the last couple weeks, but they still have a shot to get the job done on the road here and even things up before coming home to Nationwide Arena, a place where they play so well.
Getting out early is a must here. The Pens have the momentum, there is no doubt about that. Getting the early lead and putting the pressure back on Pittsburgh is exactly what they need to do here in Game 2.
The Penguins have always seemed to have the Blue Jackets number.
It wasn’t a dominating performance by any means, but after tallying the first goal early in the 2nd period, it looked as if the Penguins had complete control of the contest.
Pittsburgh will also once again have back up goalie Marc- Andre Fleury in net.
Starting goalie Matt Murray continues to battle a lower body injury.
The good news for Pittsburgh is that Fleury has plenty of experience in net and comes in off a dominant performance on Wednesday night.
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 Game 2 NHL Playoff Prediction:
This is a game Columbus almost has to have.
4* Free Game 2 NHL Betting Pick: Columbus +130
The Blue Jackets showed they can keep up with Pittsburgh and going down 2-0 is just a recipe for disaster.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Penguins 2 – Blue Jackets 4
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