Season Record:26-18 +5.88 Units
Let’s have a look at some betting trends for this match-up. Pittsburgh is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games and 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road. Pittsburgh is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Columbus and 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Columbus. Pittsburgh is third highest scoring team in the league at 3.3 goals per game. Pittsburgh leads the league in power play goals with 0.9 per game. Pittsburgh allows the second most power plays in the league at 3.8 per game. Columbus is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games but 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. Columbus is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home. Columbus is third best in the league in power play goals with 0.9 per game. Also, Columbus has the third worst defense in the league, allowing 3.3 goals per game.
This may sound stranger after reading the trends but tonight we’re with the Blue Jackets. First, the Blue Jackets have caught fire lately winning five in a row and they get the home ice tonight against an ill Penguins team. Remember, Columbus has struggled all year long due to their injuries. However, the Blue Jackets have started to get healthy and have shown what they can be all about in recent games. Also, something else that sold us was the line movement. 62% of all Off-Shore bettors are siding with the Penguins tonight. However, the Blue Jackets line has moved from 2.13 to 1.94. Meaning serious “sharp” money may very well be on the Blue Jackets tonight. Best of Luck!!!
Play:Columbus Blue Jackets @ 5dimes 1.94