Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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(35-13-5-2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (36-15-4-1)
Date: Friday February 17th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Columbus -120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Columbus-1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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Two teams competing within the Metro division and Stanley Cup contenders meet as the Pittsburgh Penguins head into Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets Friday night.
After a rough overtime loss to the Coyotes, the Penguins rebounded in a big way at home.
Back to back wins over the Canucks and Jets have the Penguins surging heading into this huge matchup in Columbus. Currently, Pittsburgh sits in 2nd place, right ahead of the 3rd place Blue Jackets.
Pittsburgh grabbed an overtime win just a few weeks ago at home against the Jackets, as they’ve always seem to have their number.
Pittsburgh saw Sydney Crosby reach the 1000 point plateau, as he continues to tear apart the opposition.
Crosby has tallied 64 points as he’s found the back of the net 31 times this season.
Pittsburgh continues to be one of the best scoring teams in the league, averaging 3.55 goals per game.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been one of the most surprising teams this year.
However, since their 14 game winning streak, things have been up and down. Columbus does come in on a high note after knocking off the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5 goal effort.
Columbus sits in 3rd place, right on the heels of the Penguins and with the way they play offensively, this one could turn into a shoot out.
Columbus is averaging 3.21 goals per game, right there with Pittsburgh.
It’ll be up to Sergei Bobrovsky here, who has been one of the best goaltenders on the season.
Bobrovsky enters play boasting a 30-12-3 record while holding opponents to just 2.19 goals per game. He’ll be tested plenty on Friday, which will certainly decide this outcome.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Penguins are 39-14 in their last 53 vs. Metropolitan.
- Penguins are 49-19 in their last 68 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Penguins are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Blue Jackets are 25-11 in their last 36 overall.
- Blue Jackets are 33-73 in their last 106 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Blue Jackets are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Hockey Prediction:
This one is going to be extremely fast paced and entertaining throughout.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 6
Like the meeting in Pittsburgh, expect this game to be an Over one with a lot of shots on goal.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Columbus 5- Pittsburgh 4
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