Blackhawks vs. Penguins Prediction
Will the Blackhawks upset the Penguins tonight when the Stanley Cup contenders clash in Pittsburgh at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are -125 money line favorites to beat the Blackhawks, who have odds of +100 to pull off the small upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 6 goals.
CHICAGO KEY TRENDS: The Blackhawks are 6-0 in their last six games when facing a team with a winning record and are 21-7 in their last 28 games playing on one day of rest. They're also 5-2 in their last seven games versus Metropolitan teams and are 44-19 in their last 63 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in its previous contest.
PITTSBURGH KEY TRENDS: The Penguins have won 10 of their last 12 home games when playing a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. They're also 54-17 in their last 71 home games, are 4-1 in their last five games coming off a home loss of three or more goals, and have won five of their last seven games versus Central Division opponents.
OUR PREDICTION: The Blackhawks are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games against he Penguins and are 11-3 in their last 14 road games. They've also won 18 of their last 24 games overall, while the Penguins are winless at 0-5 in their last five games when their opponent allows five goals or more in its previous contest.
NHL WEDNESDAY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS +100