Stadium: PPG PAINTS Arena (Pittsburgh)
On April 30, 2022, the final NHL regular-season game between Pittsburgh and Columbus will take place. The meeting will take place in the US state of Pennsylvania, where the local Penguins will host Columbus at the PPG PAINTS Arena.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Pittsburgh are having a very uneven regular season. Frequent injuries to key players and the lack of a talent pool have led to the fact that the Penguins will begin their cup campaign on the road, with their first-round opponent still to be determined. If the Black and Yellow don't lose in regulation time to Columbus in their final game, they'll face the Rangers, or Florida could fall out. Mike Sullivan's squad probably won't have a problem with motivation. The Pennsylvanians lost their last two games to Philadelphia and Edmonton, but now everything is in their hands.
Columbus had a decent regular season, but they failed to make the playoffs. With the lineup that the Jackets now have, it was difficult to fight for the Cup battles, but they did not give up hope of solving this problem for a long time. Alas, it did not work out. Nevertheless, the debut season under Brad Larsen certainly cannot be called a failure, as the new helmsman was able to rebuild the team's game, which started to play brighter and more spectacular hockey. Columbus have won only twice in their last seven games, securing tenth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Interesting facts before the match
- Pittsburgh have beaten Columbus in the last four consecutive head-to-head meetings;
- Pittsburgh have lost only one of their last four home games;
- Columbus are winless on the road in four straight games.
Expert Betting Tips
The NHL's regular season is nearly complete with only one game left, so there's a critical need for motivation in the league. If the Jackets are already guaranteed a tenth place in the East, the Penguins need points in the upcoming game to avoid a battle with Florida in the first round of the playoffs. For this reason, Mike Sullivan's wards are the favorites for the upcoming confrontation. Moreover, they have beaten the Red and Blue in all three ties this season. To place a bet on the victory of Pittsburgh with a handicap (-1.5) is possible for 1.62.
Pittsburgh, alas, have not always been a high-scoring team this season and has allowed just one puck three times in the last five games. But on the defensive side, the Penguins are doing quite well, despite the loss of their starting goalie. In the upcoming game, it's important for Mike Sullivan's team to score two points with a minimum of energy and emotion so that we can expect a pragmatic and low-scoring victory for the home team. You can bet on Total Under 5.5 pucks for 2.47.
Jeff Carter continues to be in very decent form, despite his 37 years of age. The veteran may not have scored as many points as he did, but he did produce a respectable 44 points (19 goals + 25 assists) in 75 meetings, which should be considered excellent. Before the cup battles, the experienced hockey player put on a good performance, so we're entitled to expect more goalscoring deeds from him. You can bet on Jeff Carter's Total Over 0.5 points for 1.96.
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