Stars vs. Penguins NHL Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Penguins as –123 money line favorites over the Stars, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Penguins opened as –135 money line favorites at the Las Vegas Hilton before the line dropped to –130 and then climbed back up to –135. But the Pens are –123 money line favorites at most offshore books and have been bid down to as low as –120 at some sites. The over/under total hasn’t wavered since opening at 5.5 goals.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 1,200-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 53% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Penguins. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest NHL trends, the Stars are just 1-5 in their last six games against the Penguins and 0-4 in their last four trips to Pittsburgh. The home team is also 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and the Penguins are 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite. Expect both goalies to be on top of their games tonight but even without the services of Sidney Crosby the Pens should get a tightly contested victory.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS –123