The Pittsburgh Penguins (23-18-7) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (30-14-5) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg and televised on ESPN+. Both the Penguins and Jets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Penguins vs Jets
The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As the Penguins head into this game, they are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 53 points, and their overall record is 23-18-7. In their last ten games, they have gone 4-6, and they have dropped three straight games on the road.
When playing on the road this season, Pittsburgh has gone 10-10-4, and they have been the underdog in 16 of their games. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, they have gone 12-16 this season.
On the road this season, the Penguins have a puck line record of 11-13, and their average scoring differential is +.1 goals per game. So far, they have gone 23-25 against the puck line.
As the underdog, Pittsburgh’s puck line record is 11-5, and they have dropped three straight games vs. the puck line on the road. Overall, the Penguins have 16 wins by multiple goals.
The Penguins aim to bounce back following their 3-2 loss on the road to the Wild. In the first period, the Penguins struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Out of Pittsburgh’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 36 shots on goal and had one giveaways.
Pittsburgh took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At 30-14-5, the Jets are in 3rd place in the Central Division and 5th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone 4-6, and they have dropped their last three games. In games where they have been favored, the Jets have gone 24-6-3, and they have gone 16-7-2 at home.
So far this year, the Jets have played 49 games, and they have 65 points. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Winnipeg has gone 17-10, and they have gone 12-4 against divisional opponents. As the favorite, the Jets have lost two straight games.
At home, the Jets have gone just 15-10 on the puck line this year. Overall, they have a puck line record of 27-22. So far, Winnipeg has had 22 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by more than one goal. In their last 10 games at home, the Jets have gone just 6-4 on the puck line.
Coming into the game, Winnipeg has dropped three straight games vs. the puck line and has a puck line record of 18-15 when favored. This year, the team’s average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. In their 33 games as the favorite, the Jets have a scoring margin of +1.2 goals per contest.
The Jets aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss on the road to the Flyers. On offense, the Jets did not find the net in the first or second period but scored one goal in the third period. For the game, Winnipeg’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 29 shots on goal vs. Philadelphia.
Winnipeg took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. The Penguins went 16-11 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-7.
This season, the Penguins have an over/under record of 17-28-3. Throughout last season, they played 33 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games featured 6.4 goals per game.
Jets Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Jets offense is 24th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the NHL.
The Jets’ over/under record this season is 15-27-7. For the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.4 goals per game.
Pittsburgh Team Defense
The Penguins defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Pittsburgh. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 1st with 7 shutouts.
Winnipeg Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Jets head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.7 shots per game against Winnipeg. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Penguins vs Jets Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Penguins have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- Although Winnipeg has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Jets have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
- As the betting favorite, the Penguins have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Pittsburgh posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Penguins to pick up on a win over the Jets and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +129, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Penguins straight-up.
Our projections have the Penguins pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Penguins, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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