Penguins vs. Blue Jackets Pick
Will the Columbus Blue Jackets put up a strong defensive effort when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 7PM ET?
Columbus is 28-31-8 overall, 15-12-6 at home and 34-30 with the over. Pittsburgh is 34-24-8 overall, 14-14-4 on the road and 27-27 with the over/under total. Columbus has won five of the last seven in this series, including two of three meetings this season. These two have hit the under in two of the three meetings as well.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -150 to win, while the Blue Jackets are getting a money line of +140 to prevail today. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals.
These two teams have gone under in two of three games played this season. Columbus sends Sergei Bobrovsky to the net, who made 28 saves in a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Nov. 13 (2-1 win) and turned aside 24 shots two weeks later in another 2-1 win over the Penguins. Pittsburgh sends G Marc-Andre Fleury to the net, who has allowed two goals or less in his last six games against Metropolitan Division.
FRIDAY’S NHL FREE PICK: PENGUINS/BLUE JACKETS UNDER 5.5.