Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 10/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (5-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (6-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins +110 / Vegas Golden Knights -132 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Saturday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a statement win after splitting their last six games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 29.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Reilly Smith leads Vegas with six goals, Max Pacioretty has seven assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 93.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 19 goals on 258 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed two goals on 14 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed two or less goals in five of their first eight games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with five goals, Sidney Crosby has eight assists and Justin Schultz has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 16 goals on 186 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed two goals on 29 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in six of their first eight games.
The Golden Knights are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite, 11-5 in their last 16 games as a road favorite and 3-8 in their last 11 road games. The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 124-58 in their last 182 home games. The over is 8-2 in Golden Knights last 10 road games. The under is 18-7-1 in Penguins last 26 home games. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I don't have the same confidence in the Vegas Golden Knights on the road as I do at home, and they've struggled on the road overall dating back to the end of last season. The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the end of a back to back, but they've won fight straight and are rolling offensively. You also don't get many chances to get the Pittsburgh Penguins as a home underdog, so I'd take full advantage of it while I have the chance. Give me the Penguins and the favorable price.