Blackhawks vs. Penguins Free Pick

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PITTSBURGH, PA (The Spread) – After struggling recently, the Penguins picked up a win against the Sabres over the weekend and will look to make it two in a row when they host the Blackhawks tonight at 7:30PM ET.

ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Penguins as –104 money line favorites over the Blackhawks (-104), while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Chicago enters the day with a 21-8-4 record and is 10-6-1 on the road, while Pittsburgh is 18-11-4 overall and 9-3-2 at home this year.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Penguins opened as +118 money line underdogs but their odds have dramatically shifted and now most books have them listed between –104 and –110. The Hawks opened as –130 money line favorites but their line has dropped to between –104 and –115.

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PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 3,5000-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% 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 Blackhawks are just 1-5-1 in their last seven trips to Pittsburgh and are 4-9-2 in their last 15 games against the Penguins overall. The home team is also 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams while the Penguins are 4-1 in their last five home games as a favorite. They’re also 40-15 in their last 55 Tuesday games and 8-3 in their last 11 home games.

TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS –104

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