Penguins at Blue Jackets 2/17/17 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Feb. 17, 2017
Latest Odds : CLB -115 Total 6
The Penguins and the Blue Jackets are a couple of red hot teams in the NHL on the season. The Blue Jackets have had the 2nd longest winning streak in NHL history and the Penguins are the defending champions and have been playing some great hockey as well. Well, that is if the Penguins defense is able to show up and play as strong as what they can on the season and not allow the games to slip away from them.
With the Penguins the team has been able to score at a decent clip on the season as they are putting in 3.5 goals a game on the year and converting at a power play clip of 21.9% on the year. The Penguins defense is giving up 2.8 goals a game and are killing off penalties at a rate of 79.1%.
The Blue Jackets are coming into the game with a prolific offense as well that is getting 3.2 goals a game and are 3rd rated in the power play conversion at 22.8%. The defense for the Blue Jackets is only giving up 2.4 goals a game and are killing off 82.1% of the power plays.
Recent Betting Trends:
Penguins are 38-17 in their last 55 vs. a team with a winning record.
Blue Jackets are 10-1 in their last 11 Friday games.
Over is 15-7-4 in Penguins last 26 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation.
Under is 4-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 overall.
Free Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins +105
The Blue Jackets are on their home ice, but they are facing a good team in the Penguins here. The Blue Jackets, even on home ice, have struggled when they are facing off against some good teams on the season. The Blue Jackets will end up losing this game against an upstart Penguins team 3-1.