Predators vs. Penguins Prediction
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won three in a row and will try to make it four tonight at home versus the Nashville Predators. Can Pittsburgh skate to another victory in this spot?
Friday, March 29, 2019
PPG Paints Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Penguins are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Predators are a +110 underdog, while the over-under sits at 6 goals. As of Friday afternoon, 70 percent of public bets are siding with host Pittsburgh. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Predators slip past Wild
Nashville earned a 1-0 shutout victory Monday night at Minnesota to improve to 43-28-6 on the season. The Predators scored the lone goal of the contest 4:32 into the first period on a shorthanded tally courtesy of Ryan Johansen. The goal was assisted by Viktor Arvidsson and Mattias Ekholm. Juuse Saros registered 29 saves on 29 shots for his third shutout of the season and seventh of his career.
Penguins skate past Rangers
Pittsburgh recorded a 5-2 win at New York Monday night to move to 42-24-11 on the season. The Penguins fell behind 2-0 in the first period before scoring five unanswered goals. Nick Bjugstad made it a 2-1 game with 4:19 left in the first off assists by Marcus Pettersson and Dominik Simon. Justin Schultz evened the score 1:01 into the second period on a power play goal assisted by Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel. Matt Cullen gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 advantage six-plus minutes later off an assist by Garrett Wilson. Teddy Blueger added a shorthanded goal later in the second period with assists going to Bryan Rust and Pettersson. Blueger scored another goal in the third as assists were recorded by Jared McCann and Kessel. Matt Murray made 33 saves on 35 shots in net.
NHL Betting Trends
The Predators are 2-5 in their last seven Friday games. Nashville is 1-4 in its last five games versus the Metropolitan Division.
The Penguins are 5-1 in their last six Friday games. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in its last eight games versus the Central Division.
The Penguins have been up and down all season but are in the midst of a strong stretch and I don't see any reason to fade them right now. Nashville has struggled to score lately and against a high-powered offense like Pittsburgh's, winning a low-scoring affair is risky business. I'm taking the safer play with the Penguins tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -130