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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Minnesota Wild - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ppg Paints Arena
PPG Paints Arena, 1001, Fifth Avenue, Soho, Bluff, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 15219, USA
The Line
PIT -186 O:U 6.5
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The Minnesota Wild take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Minnesota Wild are on a three-game losing streak, losing to the Calgary Flames twice, and the Vancouver Canucks in their last game. The Wild have only won one time in their previous five games.

The Wild hasn’t had a remarkable season so far, having a record of 20-19-6. The Wild find themselves middle of the road offensively, but are one of the worst teams in the league in defense, allowing the seventh-most goals per game with 3.29 goals per game allowed. The Wild has one player in the All-Star Game at the moment, with Eric Staal, who is making his sixth appearance. Stall leads the Wild in points and goals this season, having yet another terrific season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off of a three-game winning streak. The Penguins have won four of their last five games and have won eight of their last ten games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 28- 12 - 5 on the season and are one of the best teams in the NHL. The Penguins are second in the Metropolitan Division, just behind the Washington Capitals, and are inching closer and closer to that top spot with their win streak. The Penguins will be without Sidney Crosby, but they still have the likes of Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel on the roster.

Minnesota is 22-23 ATS this season
Over is 20-20-5 for the Wild this season
Pittsburgh is 23-22 ATS this season
Over is 22-23 for the Penguins this season

The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing terrific hockey, and are currently on a hot streak, while the Minnesota Wild are on a cold streak at the moment. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a much better team than the Minnesota Wild. However, the Pittsburgh Penguins are without their best player and superstar Sidney Crosby. Without Crosby, this game becomes much closer in terms of talent. However, I think Pittsburgh is so deep that even with the loss of Sidney Crosby, they will still be able to prevail over the Minnesota Wild. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 4-2.
 

Pick:
Pittsburgh -186
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