Penguins vs Jets Prediction - NHL Picks 2/10/24

Winnipeg Jets (30-14-5) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (23-17-7)

Game Info: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -135 / Pittsburgh Penguins +109 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets face off on Saturday in a NHL showdown at the Canada Life Centre. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets prediction.

Penguins on Tired Legs 

The Penguins are going to have tired legs after facing off against the Minnesota Wild on Friday. On Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets, the Penguins gave up zero goals and they ended up winning 3-0. Jeff Carter had a strong game putting up a goal. The Penguins are averaging 2.96 goals while their defense is giving up 2.64 goals per game. The offense is ranked 21st while the defense is ranked 5th. Sidney Crosby has scored 27 goals and added 24 assists so far this season. The Penguins will meet the Panthers after this one.

How Do the Jets Bounce Back?

The Jets faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in the last game and they really struggled. The defense gave up four goals and that led to the three goal defeat. Kyloe Connor scored a goal. The Jets are averaging 3.04 goals while their defense is giving up 2.35 goals per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the defense is ranked 1st. Mark Scheifele has scored 14 goals and added 28 assists so far this season. 

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Connor has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances with the Jets as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Sean Monahan has recorded at least one point in 10 of his last 11 home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Mark Scheifele has recorded at least one assist in each of his last five home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Dylan DeMelo ranks 1st in the Central Division for Plus/Minus (+28) this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Jake Guentzel has scored at least one goal in four of the Penguins' last five games as underdogs.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded at least one point in each of the Penguins' last nine games.
  • Erik Karlsson has recorded an assist in eight of the Penguins' last nine games.
  • Jesse Puljujarvi has recorded two hits against the Jets this season - most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.35).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 26th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (77.08%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 30th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.20%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank T5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.65).

Penguins vs Jets Betting Prediction 

The Jets defense overall has been good this season giving up only 2.35 goals per game and their defense is going to step up in a big way here. The Penguins on tired legs are going to really struggle to score even a goal. The Jets offense is going to struggle like it did in it’s last game and that is going to be the difference here. This game is going to be lower scoring and the under is going to cash here. 

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

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