Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – NHL – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Saturday’s NHL matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0-1) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-3-0) at Nationwide Arena sees the Penguins as road favorites (-162 moneyline odds to win) against the Blue Jackets (+137). The game starts at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+, SportsNet PT, and BSOH.

Penguins vs. Blue Jackets Predictions

Penguins vs. Blue Jackets Betting Odds

Penguins vs Blue Jackets Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Total
Penguins -162 6.5

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Penguins vs. Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • The Penguins won 37 of their 61 games (60.7%) when favored on the moneyline a season ago.
  • In games it has played with moneyline odds of -162 or shorter last season, Pittsburgh won 68.8% of its games (22-10).
  • The Penguins have a 61.8% chance (based on the moneyline’s implied probability) to win this game.
  • The Penguins ranked 11th in the league last season with 269 goals scored (3.3 per game).
  • Defensively, the Penguins were one of the stingiest squads in league play, allowing 222 total goals (2.7 per game) to rank fourth.
  • Last season the Blue Jackets had 25 wins in the 67 games in which they were an underdog.
  • Columbus went 11-28 last season when sportsbooks made them underdogs of +137 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The win probability for the Blue Jackets, implied from the moneyline, is 42.2%.
  • With 258 goals (3.2 per game) last season, the Blue Jackets had the league’s 14th-ranked offense.
  • The Blue Jackets gave up 3.6 goals per game (297 in total), 28th in the league.

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Penguins vs. Blue Jackets Over/Under Trends

  • Pittsburgh and its opponent combined to outscore Saturday’s over/under (6.5 goals) 42 times last season.
  • Last season, 46 games Columbus played finished with more than 6.5 goals.
  • These two teams combined for 6.4 goals per game last season, 0.07 less than the total set for this contest.
  • This game’s over/under is 0.2 more than the 6.3 goals these two teams conceded per game combined.

Penguins Team Leaders 2021-22

  • Jake Guentzel was one of Pittsburgh’s leading contributors last season with 84 points. He had 40 goals and 44 assists.
  • Sidney Crosby had 84 points (1.2 per game), scoring 31 goals and adding 53 assists.
  • Kris Letang scored 10 goals and added 58 assists in 78 games for Pittsburgh.
  • In 58 games, Tristan Jarry had a record of 34-18-6. He conceded 138 goals (2.42 goals against average) and racked up 1573 saves.

Blue Jackets Team Leaders

  • Johnny Gaudreau: four goals and two assists
  • Yegor Chinakhov: four assists
  • Boone Jenner: three assists
  • Elvis Merzlikins: 2-1-0 record, .872 save percentage, 11 goals conceded

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