Anaheim Ducks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (6-2-1) at Anaheim Ducks (4-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -115 / Pittsburgh Penguins -108 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSWHD
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks clash Wednesday night in a NHL showdown at the Honda Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins hope they can stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with five goals, Phil Kessel has six assists and Sidney Crosby has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 27 goals on 298 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed zero goals on seven shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 10 of their last 14 regular season road games.
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The Anaheim Ducks look for another statement victory after beating the Los Angeles Kings on the road Tuesday night. The Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with four goals, Cam Fowler has four assists and Ryan Getzlaf has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 19 goals on 205 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed four goals on 56 shots. The Anaheim Ducks are playing just their fourth home game of the season after seven road games already.
The Penguins are 16-7 in their last 23 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Ducks are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Penguins have found their groove recently and have been been road warriors dating back to late last season. We're also getting a rather cheap price with the Penguins against a Ducks team that played yesterday and had to travel from Los Angeles. You have to like the value with Pittsburgh given the success it's had on the road recently and the fact it's catching Anaheim on the end of a back to back.