Penguins vs. Blue Jackets Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are -125 money line favorites over the Blue Jackets, who are +115 on the ML. The total for tonight’s game, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals as Pittsburgh has a three-games-to-two edge over Columbus in the series.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Penguins opened as -137 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -125, while the Blue Jackets’ opened at +126 and are now +115. The total is sitting at 5.5 after opening at that same number.
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 over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in Columbus and 4-1 in the last five meetings overall between these two teams. The over is also 4-1 in the Penguins’ last five games overall, 4-1 in their last five games versus Eastern Conference games and 5-1 in their last six games versus Metropolitan foes. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Blue Jackets’ last five home games, 5-1-1 in their last seven conference quarterfinals games and 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: PENGUINS/BLUE JACKETS OVER 5.5