The Pittsburgh Penguins (10-10-0) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (10-10-0) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators
The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Penguins have an overall record of 10-10-0. On the road, Pittsburgh holds a 5-4-0 mark, and they are 5-6-0 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 6th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 12th in the Eastern conference. Pittsburgh’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.6, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 8-12. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.2, and on the road, it is +1.0.
In their last game, the Penguins were the hosts against the Maple Leafs, and they came away with a 3-2 win. Offensively, the Penguins registered one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. In the game, Pittsburgh managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.
Pittsburgh was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Predators have a mark of 10-10-0. When going on the road, Nashville has a record of 3-6-0 record, while they are 7-4-0 at their home arena. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Central division and 10th in the Western conference. Nashville comes in with seven wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 7-13.
The Predators recently hosted the Jets and emerged victorious with a 3-2 win. In terms of offense, the Predators netted one goal during the opening period and two times in the second period. Of Nashville’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 26 shots on goal and had 13 giveaways.
Although Nashville secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Penguins come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 6th position in the league. Coming into the game, the Penguins have 6-6 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 4-4.
The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 7-12-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 8th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 15th in the league. In terms of the Predators’ offense during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 13th in shorthanded goals.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 9-7-4. For the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.6 goals per game.
Pittsburgh Team Defense
Pittsburgh defense takes on the Predators ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Pittsburgh. They alsso are 1st in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.
Nashville Team Defense
The Predators defense is currently 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 1 shutouts.
Penguins vs Predators Trends
- Pittsburgh has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Predators offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Nashville posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 5-5 ATS.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Predators have a straight up record of 6-4 and an puck line mark of 6-4.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Penguins have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Predators to take down the Penguins at home. With the moneyline currently at -107, I’m placing my bet on the Predators straight-up.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Penguins to cover. Even if the Predators secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Penguins should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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