Pittsburgh Penguins (7-7-3) vs. Winnipeg Jets (10-4-1)
November 19, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -116 / Pittsburgh Penguins -106; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Canada Life Arena on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will hope to build on their 6-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in their last game. Sidney Crosby has a team-high 21 points with 9 goals and 12 assists while Evgeni Malkin has 18 points split between 7 goals and 11 assists. Jake Guentzel has also chipped in 16 points with 9 goals and 7 assists this season. Tristan Jarry has gone 6-3-2 with a 3.60 GAA and an .895 save percentage while Casey DeSmith is 2-4-1 with a 2.86 GAA and a .910 save percentage in goal for Pittsburgh this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on their 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks in their last game. Josh Morrissey leads Winnipeg with 15 assists while Kyle Connor has 16 points with 5 goals and 10 assists and Mark Scheifele has 14 points with a team-high 10 goals so far this season. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 6-3-1 with a 2.07 GAA and a .935 save percentage while David Rittich is 2-1 with a 2.73 GAA and an .8890save percentage between the pipes for Winnipeg this season.
Pittsburgh is 6-15 in their last 21 road games and 2-9 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 10-2 in their last 12 games played on one day’s rest. Winnipeg is 10-1 in their last 11 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Eastern Conference.
I get the reasoning for backing either side in this game, but I’m not backing the Penguins personally until this team figures out what’s wrong. The Winnipeg Jets as it is play their best hockey on home ice and at this price, with how strong the Jets have been at home, I have to take it. Give me Winnipeg in this one.