The Winnipeg Jets (30-12-5) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (22-17-7) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on ESPN+. The Penguins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Jets vs Penguins
The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into the game, the Jets have an overall record of 30-12-5, which has them in 4th place in the Western Conference. In their division, Winnipeg is in 3rd place with a record of 12-4.
On the road this season, the Jets have gone 14-5-3 and have been the underdog in 15 of their 47 games. Over their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone 6-4.
On the season, the Jets have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far, they have 22 wins by multiple goals and have gone 27-20 against the puck line.
As the underdog, Winnipeg has a puck line record of 9-6, and their average scoring differential in those games is -.2 goals per contest. In their last ten games, the Jets have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.
Coming off a 4-2 loss at home to the Maple Leafs, the Jets are hoping to bounce back today. In the first period against the Maple Leafs, the Jets scored one goal, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. In the game, Winnipeg managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.
In this game, Winnipeg was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. A total of 6 goals were scored in the game, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Penguins have gone 12-8-3 and are 14-12-4 when favored. In the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh is in 10th place and has gone 12-16 in conference matchups. Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 4-6 and are 22-17-7 overall.
When playing in the Metropolitan Division, the Penguins are 6-7 and have gone 2-3 over their last five games. This season, Pittsburgh has been favored in 30 of their 46 games and has gone 8-5-3 when listed as the underdog.
On the season, the Penguins have gone 22-24 against the puck line, including an 11-12 mark at home. In their last ten games at home, Pittsburgh has gone 5-5 against the puck line.
So far, the Penguins have 15 wins by multiple goals, and they have gone 11-19 against the puck line when favored. In their last three games, the Penguins have gone 1-2 against the puck line.
The Penguins played host to the Canadiens in their previous game and emerged with a 3-2 win. 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. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 33 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Although Pittsburgh secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Jets come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 18th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. This year, the Jets have recorded a 15-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-4 record.
This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 15-25-7. Throughout the season, they have played 24 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.5 goals per game.
Penguins Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Penguins have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. This season, the Penguins are 15-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-7 record.
The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 17-26-3. Over the season, there have been 24 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 5.7 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
The Jets defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.9 shots per game against Winnipeg. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 2 shutouts.
Pittsburgh Team Defense
Defensively, the Penguins come into the season ranked 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Pittsburgh. For the season, they are ranked 1st in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.
Jets vs Penguins Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Jets have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.
- In their last three home games, Pittsburgh has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Penguins have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 7-3.
- Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Jets struggled vs the puck line going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Penguins to pick up on a win over the Jets at home. With the moneyline sitting at -113, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Penguins straight-up.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Jets to cover. Even if the Penguins win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Jets should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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