Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (6-4-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (9-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -172 / Minnesota Wild +138 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, ROOT
The Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins square off Thursday night in a NHL game at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Minnesota Wild look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with four goals, Ryan Suter has seven assists and Charlie Coyle has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing two goals per game and are killing 93.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 13 goals on 263 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has allowed eight goals on 62 shots. The Minnesota Wild have won six of their seven games this season when scoring at least three goals.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Penguins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with eight goals, Evgeni Malkin has six assists and Patric Hornqvist has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 30 goals on 325 shots faced and Matt Murray has allowed four goals on 93 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have scored three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Wild are 0-11 in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 8-17 in their last 25 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 41-19 in their last 60 home games and 14-4 in their last 18 Thursday games. The Wild are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins remain one of the hotter teams in all of hockey and continue to get the job done big time on their home ice. The Wild have had issues with consistency so far this season and haven't handeled extended rest very well. I have to ride the hot hand and side with the Penguins at home.