Penguins vs. Jets NHL Free Pick
(The Spread) – The Penguins look to stay undefeated on the road when they travel to Winnipeg tonight to play the winless Jets.
PITTSBURGH: The Penguins enter tonight’s game with a 3-1-1-1 overall record and a 4-2 mark against the spread. They’re currently sitting atop the Atlantic Standings, although the Flyers, Islanders and Devils are all playing well to date. The over and under have split in the Pens’ six games this season, although the over has hit in their last two games. Center Jordan Staal has two goals and three assists in six games this season.
WINNIPEG: As previously noted, the Jets are searching for their first win of the year and are 0-3 to start the season. They’re also 1-2 against the spread while the over has hit in two of their first three games. Ron Hainsey leads the team in points, while Chris Mason carries a 4.00 goals against average.
NHL ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the visiting Penguins as –126 money line favorites over the host Jets, who are +116 on the ML. The over/under total for tonight’s game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest NHL trends, the Penguins are 5-1 in their last six meetings in Winnipeg and 33-11 in their last 44 games overall against the Jets. Winnipeg is also 1-4 in their last five home games and 1-5 in their last six game as an underdog, while Pittsburgh is 11-3 in its last 14 road games and 35-16 in its last 51 versus a team with a losing record.
2011 NHL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -126