Pick #1 – Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets
Sure its NBA All Star Weekend but that does not mean the grav train stops rolling in and while everyone is spending money down in New Orleans we will try to grab a few bucks and some value as center in on the Pittsburgh Penguins (36-13-7) facing off against the Columbus Blue Jackets (36-15-5) in a battle of two the best in the league doing it right now. Were excited about this pick from the start as books have seen this total go from a 6 to a 6.5 (some even started at 5.5) so were really seeing the sharp money providing an initial path to success here. In addition to this key line move we also note that the total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games on the road and that the total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games when playing on the road against Columbus so not only do we get a lights out Penguin's team on the road currently we get a nice little historical trend leaning us in the right direction as well. The Pittsburgh Penguins produce 3.59 goals this year and the Columbus Blue Jackets output is 3.25 goals so far giving us that ideal scenario where even bare bones base averages lead us to the OVER win in this spot. The last time these two teams met only a few weeks ago the final result was a 4-3 score so these two teams have plenty of a ppropensity to score when they hit the ice together. Another nice aspect of this bet is that we get it at -110 so we do not have to lay any extra juice and pick up this favorable NHL OVER lean at a reasonable price. These two teams have a strong history of high scoring afairs and there is no reason this trend does not continue tonight
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets - Friday, February 17, 2017 7:05 PM
1 Pittsburgh Penguins +1½ -270 +105
2 Columbus Blue Jackets -1½ +230 -125
1 Pittsburgh Penguins Over 6½ -110
2 Columbus Blue Jackets Under 6½ -110
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 6.5 (2 Units)
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