Penguins vs. Jackets Free Pick

Penguins Blue Jackets 2014 NHL playoffs odds predictions

COLUMBUS, OH (The Spread)– Will the Penguins build a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Blue Jackets tonight at 7:00PM ET?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are -130 money line favorites over the Blue Jackets, who are +120 on the ML. The total for tonight’s game, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Penguins opened with -128 money line odds but those odds have jumped to -130, while the Blue Jackets’ odds have gone from +118 up to +120. The total remains at 5.5 after opening at that number at most online and Vegas sports books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 71% of bettors favor the Penguins. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest NHL trends, the Penguins are 6-0 in their last six meetings in Columbus and 8-1 in their last nine games versus the Blue Jackets overall, while the road team is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Pens are also 4-1 in their last five road games, 4-1 in their last five conference quarterfinals games and 16-7 in their last 23 games versus Metropolitan opponents. The Jackets, meanwhile, are just 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 4-10 in their last 14 Wednesday games and 1-6 in their last seven conference quarterfinals games.

2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -130

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