Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 11/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (4-12-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (10-5-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -184 / Columbus Blue Jackets +166 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Blue Jackets look to shake off their two game losing skid with a victory on the road in Pittsburgh on Friday night.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to a very tough start as they sit in last place in the Metro division and haven't looked like the team many picked to be in the running for a playoff spot this season as they are but 4-12 through 16 games. The jackets do have some talent but I think they were always a little overrated and now we are starting to see why as they don't have any sense of consistency in the offensive zone and have the second worst goal differential in the league at -21. The jackets need to figure it out in a hurry if they're going to get back in the fold but a road game against the Penguins is not the recipe for that.
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The Penguins are one of the hottest teams in the league right now as they are 8-2 in their last 10 contests and have started to pick things up offensively after slumping to start the year. Luckily for the Pens though, Marc-Andre Fleury is having a very nice start to the season and if he can give the Pens a solid statistical season in the crease they have the potential to do great things as he has unfairly assumed the role of goat over the last few seasons in the playoffs. The Pens have had some trouble with Columbus over the last few seasons but this year they are in shambles and I don't see them having enough to get the win in this one.