Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Winnipeg Jets - 10/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Winnipeg Jets - 10/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (1-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (1-1)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -149 / Winnipeg Jets +124 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The Winnipeg Jets look for a strong road victory after a 1-2-0 start to the NHL season. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with two goals, Nikolaj Ehlers has four assists and Kyle Connor has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing five goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up five goals on 31 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed eight goals on 72 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins look for another home win to get a game above a .500 record. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Pittsburgh with two goals, Sidney Crosby has three assists and Justin Schultz has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up five goals on 71 shots faced. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.

The Jets are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog, 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 2-8 in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Penguins are 116-54 in their last 170 games as a home favorite, 122-57 in their last 179 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games as a favorite. The under is 8-0 in Jets last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 games as a favorite. The Jets are 4-27 in the last 31 meetings in Pittsburgh. The Jets are 15-48 in the last 63 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Winnipeg Jets, and they've been absolute money as home favorites the last two or three years. The Jets have had issues in the underdog role dating back to the end of last season, and while it's just a few games, their defensive issues aren't all that encouraging. This is also the fourth straight road game for the Jets to start the season, so we could see some tired legs here as well. Guys just want to go home for a change. I'll lay the juice with the Penguins on their home ice. 

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