NHL Preseason/Monday's Picks

27 September 2021

Penguins vs. Blue Jackets playoff preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins open their NHL preseason tonight at home as they face the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game time is 7:00 pm ET at PPG Paints Arena.

The Penguins are coming off a season in which they were tied with the Washington Capitals for the most points (77) in the East Division, but fell to the NY Islanders in the postseason after leading 2 games to 1.

The Blue Jackets had a disappointing 2020-21 season as they were tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the fewest points (48) in the Central Division.

Dunkel has the Penguins opening with a victory tonight at home with the final score just under the Vegas total of 5 ½.

Dunkel’s Pick: Pittsburgh (-150); Under

Below are all of Dunkel’s picks for today’s NHL preseason schedule:


Toronto at Montreal
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 11.208; Montreal 11.996
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by ½; 5
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Columbus at Pittsburgh
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Columbus 9.390; Pittsburgh 9.905
Dunkel Line & Total: Pittsburgh by ½; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-150); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-150); Under

Dallas at St. Louis
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 9.617; St. Louis 10.317
Dunkel Line & Total: St. Louis by 1; 7
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-135); 6
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-135); Over

Los Angles at Arizona
Time: 10:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 11.686; Arizona 10.408
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Arizona (-125); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (+105); Under

Calgary at Vancouver
Time: 10:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 8.401; Vancouver 9.663
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 1; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Calgary (-125); 6
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (+105); Over



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