Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets 12/13/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/12/2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena in Columbus
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The Pittsburgh Penguins, who are 9-2-2 away from home this season, will be heading out on the road on Saturday night to face the Columbus Blue Jackets.
During the 2013-14 season, the Penguins dominated the Blue Jackets, winning all five of their games against each other. Their biggest win came early in the season when they shut out the Blue Jackets 3-0 in Columbus.
Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury has gone up against the Blue Jackets nine times in his career, going 6-1-1 with a .931 save percentage and a 2.21 GAA. Sidney Crosby has five goals and 12 assists in his 11 career games against Columbus, while defenseman Kris Letang has accumulated four goals and six points in his 10 games against them.
The Blue Jackets have now won five games in a row after defeating the Washington Capitals 3-2 in overtime on Thursday. They scored on one of their three power play opportunities in that win and they ended up with a 30-16 hits advantage.
Through 28 games, the Blue Jackets have one of the top power plays in the league by scoring on about 23 percent of their chances with the extra man. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky now has a 10-8-1 record on the season with a .919 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA. Left wing Nick Foligno has 13 goals this year and is second on the team in assists with 13.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Penguins are 18-9-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-13-0 against the Over/Under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
Columbus Blue Jackets are 11-17-0 Against the Spread
Columbus Blue Jackets are 13-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/12/14 D Kris Letang Groin is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Calgary
12/12/14 RW Patric Hornqvist Concussion is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Calgary
12/12/14 C Sidney Crosby Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Calgary
12/11/14 D Olli Maatta Upper Body out indefinitely
12/10/14 RW Beau Bennett Knee expected to miss another week
12/03/14 LW Chris Kunitz Foot expected to miss 2 weeks
12/03/14 C Scott Wilson Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/18/14 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot out for season
11/01/14 D Derrick Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets
12/02/14 C Mark Letestu Groin expected to miss 6 weeks
12/01/14 C Artem Anisimov Tricep expected to miss 2-3 months
11/15/14 D Fedor Tyutin Knee out 4-6 weeks
11/06/14 D Ryan Murray Knee out indefinitely
10/05/14 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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