Wednesday NHL Free Pick
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Avalanche a –120 money line favorite over the Penguins, who are +111. The over/under total for this game is currently 5.5 goals.
The Penguins enter Wednesday night’s game with a 35-19-2-2 record and are 15-9-2-1 on the road. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 35-21 in Pittsburgh’s games this season and 15-11 on the road.
The Aves come into this game with a 25-26-6-0 record and are 14-14-3-0 at home. The over is 35-21 in Colorado’s games this season and 22-9 when the Aves play at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
NHL Free Pick: The Pens are coming off a loss to the Rangers on Sunday but they’ve posted a 9-7-1 mark in games missed by captain Sidney Crosby. Jordan Staal has two goals and an assists in his last three games and we think Pittsburgh’s defense and penalty-killing abilities will help them tonight against an Aves team that has struggled mightily of late. We look for Pittsburgh, which is having its own troubles while dropping two in a row and four of its last five, to bounce back first.
WEDNESDAY NHL HOCKEY FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS +111