Jets vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks 2/6/24

Pittsburgh Penguins (22-17-7) vs Winnipeg Jets (30-12-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -120 / Winnipeg Jets +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets will play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Winnipeg has lost three games in a row, while Pittsburgh has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Jets vs Penguins prediction. 

Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets are 30-12-5 this season after they lost to Toronto by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Winnipeg led 1-0 early in the game, but allowed Toronto to score the next four goals to pull away. The Jets were out shot by a total of 30-26 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Winnipeg also lost to Toronto in their previous game by a score of 1-0, while also losing to Boston by a score of 4-1 before that. The Jets are scoring 3.15 goals per game and they are allowing 2.30 goals against per game, while going 15.6% on the power play and 77.4% on the penalty kill. Mark Scheifele has led Winnipeg with 14 goals, 27 assists, and 94 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 23-9-3 this year with a 2.20 goals against average and a .924 save percentage. 

Penguins Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-17-7 this year after they defeated the Canadiens in overtime by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Pittsburgh tied the game at two in the third period and won the game in overtime on a goal from Marcus Pettersson. The Penguins out shot Montreal by a total of 33-27 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Pittsburgh had lost their three previous games against Florida, Arizona, and Vegas. The Penguins are scoring 2.96 goals per game and they are allowing 2.70 goals against per game, while going 13.1% on the power play and 81.2% on the penalty kill. Sidney Crosby is averaging 27 goals, 23 assists, and 167 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry, who is 13-14-4 this season with a 2.53 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. 

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Facts

  • The Penguins have lost each of their last four games as favorites following a win.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in each of the last six games between the Jets and Penguins.
  • The home team has won the third period in each of the Penguins' last five games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in eight of the Penguins' last nine night games against opponents on a losing streak.

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have won four of their last five games following a home loss.
  • The Jets have covered the puck line in six of their last seven night games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Jets have won the first period in each of their last five night games against the Penguins following a loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in five of the Jets' last six games at PPG Paints Arena.

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Sidney Crosby has scored a goal in each of the Penguins' last three games against Central Division opponents.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded at least one point in each of the Penguins' last six night games.
  • Evgeni Malkin has recorded an assist in eight of the Penguins' last nine games as home favorites.
  • Sidney Crosby has scored the last goal in three of the Penguins' last four games against Central Division opponents at PPG Paints Arena.
  • Sidney Crosby ranks 3rd in the Metropolitan Division for Plus/Minus (+19) this season.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Connor has scored at least one goal in each of his last three appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers has recorded at least one point in each of the Jets' last four games as underdogs against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers has recorded at least one assist in five of the Jets' last six games as underdogs.
  • Josh Morrissey ranks 2nd in the Central Division for Plus/Minus (+21) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 31st in the league in penalty minutes this season (343).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 2nd in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.76).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league in save percentage this season (.921).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league for Period 3 goals allowed per game this season (0.83).

Jets vs Penguins Betting Prediction

Both of these teams stumbled prior to the All-Star break, but Winnipeg is still one of the best teams in the NHL and they are 14-5-3 on the road. The Jets are only allowing 2.30 goals against per game and they have allowed three goals or fewer in just about every game over the last six weeks. Pittsburgh has also been strong in the defensive end of the ice, but they are scoring less than 3.00 goals per game. The Penguins are 12-8-3 at home and they did manage an overtime win against Montreal in their last game, but I have to go with Winnipeg here. The Jets defense gives them a chance in every game and they are getting healthier. Take Winnipeg in this game. 

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

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