The Vegas Golden Knights and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview
The Vegas Golden Knights need a win after losing 4 of their last 6 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off an overtime loss yesterday to the Flyers. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.59 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 8 goals, Mark Stone has 12 assists and Jack Eichel has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.35 goals per game and are killing 86.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 16 goals on 213 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 21 goal on 290 shots.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 5 of their last 7 games. The Penguins are coming off a loss yesterday to the Hurricanes. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.53 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 10 goals, Jake Guentzel has 13 assists, and Bryan Rust has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 28 goals on 311 shots faced, and Alex Nedelijkovic has given up 6 goals on 70 shots.
Both teams on the end of a back to back, I have to give the home team the slight edge. The Vegas Golden Knights are having a rough week overall and their defense has slipped as they've allowed 3 or more goals in 5 of their last 6 games. This is Vega's fourth straight road game of a 5-game road trip. Tired legs, for sure. Pick 'em prices here. Give me the Penguins if forced to pick.