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Pittsburgh vs Columbus Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/7/23

Columbus Blue Jackets (20-37-6) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (31-22-9)
March 7, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -310 / Columbus Blue Jackets +250; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Pittsburgh is listed as a -310 home favorite and Columbus is a +250 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.


For Columbus, Sean Kuraly is out with an oblique injury while Pittsburgh has Dmitry Kulikov listed as questionable and Tristan Jarry is questionable as well.

Matchup History

Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win over Columbus back on December 6th, 2022, made it seven straight wins for the Penguins in this head-to-head matchup.


Columbus is 7-20 in their last 27 Tuesday games and 14-40 in their last 54 games against the Eastern Conference while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss by 3 or more goals. Pittsburgh is 1-10 in their last 11 division games and 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 home games.


I’m backing the Penguins in this one. Columbus hasn’t been very good as of late and right now they’re stuck as the worst team in the league from a points perspective, or maybe they’re exactly where they want to be. Either way, this game means a heck of a lot more to Pittsburgh who is still in the fight for a playoff spot and the reality is they’ve owned the Blue Jackets as of late. Give me Pittsburgh.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Pittsburgh -1.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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