Pittsburgh Penguins vs. St. Louis Blues - 11/25/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (14-6-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (12-8-0)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, ROOT
The St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Wednesday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a nice road win after splitting their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 13 goals, Alexander Steen has nine assists and Colton Parayko has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.5 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 30 goals on 439 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 19 goals on 187 shots. Allen has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are also in need of a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power plays. Phil Kessel leads Pittsburgh with seven goals, Evgeni Malkin has 10 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 37 goals on 494 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up eight goals on 121 shots. Fleury has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. The Penguins are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Blues have been great on the road and the Penguins continue to be rock solid on their home ice. In a battle between two great teams, I'm going to give the edge to the home team.