|2014 NHL Playoffs: Blue Jackets vs. Penguins Game 5 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 26 April 2014 14:00|
Blue Jackets vs. Penguins Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are -170 money line favorites over the Blue Jackets, who are +156 on the ML. The total for tonight's game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals with the series tied at 2-2.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Penguins opened as -185 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -170, while the Blue Jackets opened at +170 and now they're +156 money line underdogs.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 72% 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 the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 5-1 in the Jackets' last six games playing on two days of rest and 8-2 in their last 10 road games. The under is also 4-1 in their last five Saturday games and with Sidney Crosby mired in a nine-game scoring drought, look for this game to stay low-scoring throughout.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: BLUE JACKETS/PENGUINS UNDER 5.5