Vegas Golden Knights vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (25-12-5) at Vegas Golden Knights (24-15-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -145 / Pittsburgh Penguins +131 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 20 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 28 assists and Kris Letang has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 68 goals on 652 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed 35 goals on 551 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 11 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 18 goals, Mark Stone has 25 assists and Reilly Smith has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 82 goals on 915 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 42 goals on 439 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed four or more goals in five of their last eight gams.
The Penguins are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 11-4 in their last 15 overall. The Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 8-2 in Penguins last 10 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 home games. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights have won the last two meetings against the Penguins by a combined score of 10-3, and the home team has won four of the last five meetings overall. The Pittsburgh Penguins are finding ways to win despite injuries, but they've also been peppered here and there on the defensive end and that's scary when going up against above-average teams. The Vegas Golden Knights have also found their success at home lately. I'll lay the reasonable price with Vegas.