Penguins vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 11/7/23

Anaheim Ducks (7-4) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (4-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +141 / Pittsburgh Penguins -175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. 

Penguins Offense Looks to Continue Success

The Penguins sit with a 4-6 record overall but in the last game they scored 10 goals against the San Jose Sharks in the last game. Jack Gruentzl and Reilly Smith both scored two goals and added two assists. At times the defense hasn’t been good enough for the Penguins, and it’s going to need to be the defense that steps up here. The Penguins are averaging 3.6 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.1 goals per game. The offense is ranked 8th best in the NHL. 

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Sidney Crosby has recorded at least one point in each of the Penguins' last nine games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Evgeni Malkin has scored at least one goal in five of the Penguins' last six games as favorites.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded at least one assist in each of the Penguins' last seven games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Reilly Smith has the most multi-goal games for the Penguins this season (2).

Ducks Coming Off Impressive Win

The Ducks sit with a 7-4 record overall and in the last game against the Vegas Golden Knights they won 4-2. They scored four goals in the third period and that led to the two goal victory. Sam Carrick finished with two goals. The Ducks are averaging 3.36 goals while their defense is giving up 2.91 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th in the league, while the defense is ranked 11th. Mason McTarvish has scored six goals and added seven assists so far this season. 

Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Mason McTavish has recorded at least one point in each of the Ducks' last seven games.
  • Frank Vatrano has scored at least one goal in each of the Ducks' last four games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Cam Fowler has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Ducks' last eight games as underdogs against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Mason McTavish ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Anaheim Ducks ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (0).
  • The Anaheim Ducks ranks 1st in the league for goals in Period 3 per game this season (1.73).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins ranks 8th in the league for goals per game this season (3.60).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins ranks 1st in the league for shots per game this season (35.8).

Shane’s Free Pick

The Ducks are averaging 3.36 goals per game and even though the Penguins had such an impressive in the last game, they are going to struggle in this game. The Ducks are giving up 2.91 goals per game, and they are going to lockdown again in this game. Look for another easy victory for the Ducks. 

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

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