Penguins vs. Jets Prediction
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won three of their last four games heading into tonight's showdown at the Winnipeg Jets. Can Pittsburgh stay in good form with another victory at a Winnipeg squad that has won three in a row?
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Bell MTS Place at 7:05PM ET
TV: NHL Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Jets are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Penguins are a +100 underdog, while the total sits at 6.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 58 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Pittsburgh. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Penguins ease past Wild
Pittsburgh rolled to a 7-4 victory Saturday night at Minnesota to improve to 3-2-0 on the season. Patric Hornquist provided the only goal in the first period on the power play off assists from Justin Schultz and Sidney Crosby to give the Penguins a 1-0 advantage. Crosby made it a 2-0 game 3:26 into the second period via assists by Kris Letang and goalie Matt Murray. The Wild cut it to 2-1 shortly thereafter, but Pittsburgh pushed it back to 3-1 at the 8:49 mark on an Adam Johnson goal assisted by Sam Lafferty and Zach Aston-Reese. Letang pushed the lead to three less than two minutes later with a goal assisted by Brian Dumoulin and Brandon Tanev. Joseph Blandisi made it a 5-1 game less than a minute later on a goal assisted by Johnson and Lafferty. Minnesota cut it back to 5-2 before the end of the second, but Jake Guentzel pushed it to 6-2 on a power play goal midway through the third period on an assist from Hornquist. The Wild scored the next two goals, while the Penguins closed it out on a Lafferty unassisted tally with 1:11 remaining. Murray made 29 saves on 33 shots in the winning effort.
Jets prevail in OT
Winnipeg won 3-2 in overtime Saturday night at Chicago to improve to 4-2-0 on the season. Mark Scheifele provided the game-winning goal 47 seconds into overtime off assists by Blake Wheeler and Josh Morissey. The Jets trailed 2-0 through one period, but trimmed the deficit in half with 12:55 to go in the second period via a Nikolaj Ehlers goal on assists by Neal Pionk and Josh Roslovic. With 8:16 to play in the third, a goal from Andrew Copp on assists from Kyle Connor and Ehlers tied the score at 2-2. Connor Hellebuyck recorded 27 saves on 29 shots to post the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The Penguins are 6-0 in their last six games as an underdog. Pittsburgh is 4-0 in its last four games versus the Western Conference.
The Jets are 24-7 in their last 31 Sunday games. Winnipeg is 69-32 in its last 101 home games.
Both teams are on the second end of a back-to-back with travel from a similar distance away so there is no real advantage there. With both teams using a backup goalie tonight, we're probably looking at a fairly high-scoring affair. The Penguins expended less energy to secure their victory yesterday and despite being beat up a little bit with injuries, they are still getting the job done. I see this as a great spot for the Penguins to keep rolling as they benefit from Winnipeg going with Laurent Brossoit in net rather than Hellebuyck.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS +100