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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche - 10/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, PA
The Line
PIT -120 O/U 6
TV Channel
NBCSN
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Heading into play on Tuesday the Avalanche are unbeaten and in this game the Avalanche are going to have their hands full with a Penguins team that has managed to play decent hockey on the year so far. What could really help the Avalanche out, though, is how good they have been at keeping a balanced attack on the year.

This season has seen the Avalanche be able to score at a clip of 4.40 goals a game. What is really nice for the Avs is they are converting on the power play at 27.3% on the year. The defense for the Avalanche is giving up only 2.40 goals a game and have killed off 78.6% of the penalties they have faced on the year.

Pittsburgh has ended up improving after looking like they would have a horrible year when the puck first dropped. Since those early season losses the Penguins have been able to play really well offensively and in the past 2 games were able to score 7 goals per game and that was while giving up only 6 goals in the wins they had played.

The Penguins offense has been able to score at a clip of 4.17 goals a game. The team has converted on the power play at 26.1% on the year so far. When it comes to the defensive side of the puck the Penguins have given up 2.67 goals a game and have killed off 78.6% of the opponents power plays.

This season the Penguins are playing good at home and that will help them out on the year in this game as well. What else helps the Penguins out is the Avalanche are on a road trip and while they have done decent on the road the Avs are facing a really good Penguins team that is playing at the top of their game and that will definitely help them in this game. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 5-4.

Pick:
Pittsburgh Penguins -120
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