Vegas Golden Knights vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Pittsburgh Penguins at Vegas Golden Knights

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:00 PM (T-Mobile Arena)

VEG -145 O/U 6

Sitting at 25-11-5, the Pittsburgh Penguins are within striking distance in the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins head west to Vegas for a pivotal road battle with the Golden Knights. The Penguins were shut out by the Golden Knights by a score of 3-0 earlier in the season and are looking for a win in this game.

With Sidney Crosby missing significant time due to injury, Jake Guentzel has really stepped up his game for the Penguins. Guentzel is the teams leading scorer and has 20 goals and 23 assists on the year. Evgeni Malkin has been great as usual for the Pens and has 11 goals and 28 assists on the year. Matt Murray has been solid in goal for the Penguins and is 12-6-4 with a 2.92 GAA on the year.

With a 24-15-6 record the Vegas Golden Knights are atop the Pacific Division. With Arizona hot on their heels, the Golden Knights face the Pittsbugh Penguins in an almost must win situation.

Max Pacioretty is the leading scorer for the Golden Knights and 18 goals and 25 assists on the year. Mark Stone is an additional goal scorer for the Golden Knights and 16 goals and 25 assists this season. Former Penguin Marc-Andre Fleury is the man in goal for the Golden Knights and is eager to go against his former team. Fleury is 18-8-3 with a 2.79 GAA this season.

  • Pittsburgh are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
  • Vegas are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vegas' last 5 games this season.

The Penguins are without their leading scorer on the year and that is after Guentzel is injured and expected to miss several months. The Golden Knights, though, are coming into the game here with a great team that is mostly injury free and that definitely helps the Golden Knights out in this game here. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 4-2.

Ben’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -145

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.