Winnipeg Jets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/6/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (8-2-1) at Winnipeg Jets (7-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +127 / Pittsburgh Penguins -140 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The surging Pittsburgh Penguins go in search of a road win at the expense of the Winnipeg Jets.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to keep the fire burning bright when they take the ice at Winnipeg on Thursday. The Penguins have suddenly put everything together on the way to five consecutive victories following a 4-1 win at Minnesota on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh jumped to a 3-0 lead and traded goals in the third easily win win behing outstanding offense and even better defense. Chris Kunitz, Nick Spaling, Brandon Sutter and Patric Hornqvist each found the back of the net for the Penguins with Thomas Greiss stopping 33 shots to get the win. Minnesota received their lone score off the stick of Nino Niederreiter with Darcy Kuemper tagged for three goals on 21 shots.
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The Winnipeg Jets hope to continue their winning ways when red hot Pittsburgh comes to town on Thursday night. The Jets are streaking and they notched win number three in a row following a 3-1 decision over visiting Nashville on Tuesday that saw the Jets improve to 6-1-1 in their past eight contests. The Jets excelled with the man advantage with both Mark Scheifele and Andrew Ladd lighting the lamp on the power play with Blake Wheeler finding the empty net to take all the mystery out of this one and make Ondrej Pavelec and his 23 stops a winning effort. Filip Forsberg supplied the Predators with a late goal to break the shutout with Carter Hutton recording 23 saves in the defeat.
The Penguins are 5-0 in their last 5 overall while the under is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 vs. Western Conference and is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. For Winnipeg the over is 6-0 in Jets last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 with the Jets going 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 overall. Head to head the Penguins are 40-13 in the last 53 meetings and are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Winnipeg while the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. Both teams are at the top of their game and neither has been losing much. The Penguins have enjoyed a great deal of success in this match up but I need to see who is in the nets so please check back in the afternoon...