Penguins Vs Blue Jackets: NHL Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 6, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 5, 2022

The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, with Kasperi Kapanen coming off a hat trick in their most recent game. The most recent betting odds set for this matchup have the Blue Jackets listed at +221 to win on the moneyline. The Penguins are currently -276 to emerge victorious for this contest. The total is 6.5 in this matchup.

The betting trends in the following article reflect odds as of December 6, 2022 at 3:19 AM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Penguins Vs Blue Jackets Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 6

Penguins: Sidney Crosby: Questionable (Illness), Kris Letang: Out (Illness), Evgeni Malkin: Questionable (Illness), Casey DeSmith: Questionable (Illness), Ryan Poehling: Doubtful (Upper Body)

Blue Jackets: Jakub Voracek: Out (Upper Body), Zach Werenski: Out (Shoulder), Jake Bean: Out (Shoulder), Mathieu Olivier: Questionable (Illness), Adam Boqvist: Out (Foot), Justin Danforth: Out (Shoulder), Nick Blankenburg: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Penguins
Total Pick Over (6.5)
Spread Pick Penguins (-1.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Penguins Vs Blue Jackets Team Stats

Penguins Avg. (Rank) Blue Jackets Avg. (Rank)
3.56 (6th) Goals Scored 2.87 (25th)
3.12 (16th) Goals Allowed 3.96 (31st)
33.7 (7th) Shots 29.8 (26th)
33.8 (28th) Shots Allowed 36.3 (31st)

Penguins Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Sidney Crosby 25 13 20 33 73 1 +3
Evgeni Malkin 25 8 16 24 81 2 +2
Jake Guentzel 21 12 12 24 64 3 +2
Jason Zucker 23 6 12 18 58 0 +6
Rickard Rakell 25 10 5 15 80 2 +13

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Blue Jackets Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Johnny Gaudreau 23 8 18 26 70 0 -1
Boone Jenner 23 9 9 18 78 3 -3
Kent Johnson 20 6 7 13 24 2 -3
Gustav Nyquist 23 4 7 11 38 0 0
Yegor Chinakhov 22 4 7 11 33 1 -9

Betting Trends

  • The Penguins have won 11 of their 20 games when favored on the moneyline this season (55.0%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Penguins’ implied win probability is 73.4%.
  • This season the Blue Jackets have won seven of the 20 games, or 35.0%, in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • The Blue Jackets have a 31.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • In 13 of 25 matches this season, Pittsburgh and its opponent have combined for more than 6.5 goals.
  • Columbus has combined with its opponent to score more than 6.5 goals in 14 of 23 games this season.
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