|NHL Penguins vs. Blackhawks Picks & Predictions for March 1, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 01 March 2014 12:00|
Penguins vs. Hawks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -135 money line favorites over the Penguins, who are +125 on the ML. Pittsburgh enters play with a 40-15-4 record and is 17-11-2 on the road this year, while Chicago is 35-12-14 overall and 18-4-7 at home. The total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -120 money line favorites but their odds jumped all the way up to -135, while the Penguins' odds have gone from +111 up to +125. The total has stayed the same after opening at 5.5.
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NHL FREE PICK: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest NHL trends, the Blackhawks are 1-4 in their last five games versus the Eastern Conference and 0-4 in their last four games on Saturday. They're also 3-7 in their last 10 games overall, 1-5 in their last six games after allowing two goals or less in their previous contest, and 0-4 in their last four home games following a road trip of seven or more days. On the other side, the Pens are 7-3 in their last 10 games versus the Central and 4-0 in their last four games after allowing five goals or more in their previous contest. They're also 10-4-2 in their last 16 games against Chicago.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS +125