This Tuesday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets host the Pittsburgh Penguins as a solid favorite on the moneyline. The Blue Jackets have played decent hockey in recent weeks. But, Pittsburgh’s still one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference. Can Pittsburgh take down Columbus on the road on Feb. 26?
Penguins vs Blue Jackets NHL Spread & Betting Analysis
Schultz on stepping up with a depleted d-corps: “We’ll just have to play simple, play hard. Columbus is tough building to play in, so we’re going to be ready. We have to do our job and try to string out some wins.”The blue line battles through adversity: https://t.co/eKFiykshI8 pic.twitter.com/yQ66ZTn0d5 — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) 26 de febrero de 2019
- When: Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
- TV: ESP+ / FSOH
- Radio: Pittsburgh / Columbus
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets -140
- Over/Under Total Odds: O 6 ½ , -130 and U 6 ½ , +110
- Puck Line Odds: Columbus -1 ½, +180
Why Pittsburgh Penguins are a good bet +120?
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a really good 15-10-4-2 away record. Even though they don’t always win on the road, they always make their opponents fight hard. On Tuesday, the Penguins have a chance to beat Columbus on the moneyline.
Pittsburgh dominated Columbus 4-2 in the last matchup between these two. Only Columbus playing at home says that they can turn the tables on the Pens on Feb. 26. Pittsburgh has a real shot to win at great odds.
- Goals For: 3.4
- Shots For: 32.5
- Power Plays: 24.6%
- Face-Offs: 50.1%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 23.6
- Penalty Kills: 80.7%
- Shutouts: 3
Why Columbus Blue Jackets are a good bet -140?
The Columbus Blue Jackets have won their last 2 games: 3-0 over Ottawa and 4-0 over San Jose. The win over Ottawa was to be expected. Beating San Jose so badly wasn’t.
Columbus doesn’t have a phenomenal home record. They’re only 16-13-1-1 at home. The Blue Jackets are playing excellent hockey, though, maybe, the best they’ve played all season long. That gives them the edge as the favorite against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
- Goals For: 3.2
- Shots For: 32
- Power Plays: 15.5%
- Face-Offs: 49.5%
- Goals Against: 2.9
- Shots Against: 29.8
- Penalty Kills: 83.9%
- Shutouts: 3
NHL Hockey Betting Trends for Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets
- Penguins are 8-3 in their last 11 versus the Metropolitan Division
- Penguins are 2-5 in their last 7 road games
- Penguins are 0-5 in their last 5 versus a team with a winning record
- Blue Jackets are 7-3 in their last 10 overall
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets Final Analysis
Save for beating Columbus the last time the two teams met, there’s not a lot to give Pittsburgh backers confidence. The Pens haven’t performed well on the road. They also don’t step it up against teams with winning records.
Columbus hasn’t yielded a goal in 2 straight matches. That alone makes them a solid play. However, the offense has been fantastic as well and nobody can argue that Pittsburgh is a better team than San Jose. The Blue Jackets take this.
NHL Betting Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets -140