Avalanche at Penguins 10/16/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time: 10/16/2019, 11:00 PM UTC
Location: PPG Paints Arena
Address: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Latest Odds: PIT -120 O/U 6.5
TV Channel: NBCSN

The Colorado Avalanche look to remain unbeaten when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. The Avalanche is 5-0 on the season after defeating the Washington Capitals 6-3 in their most recent outing on Monday. Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen had one goal and two assists each helping the Avalanche remained undefeated and atop the Central Division. 

Pittsburgh won its third straight on Sunday after knocking off the Winnipeg Jets 7-2. Sam Lafferty, Jake Guentzel and Zach Aston-Reese each scored two goals for the Penguins in their rout of the Jets. Pittsburgh is in second place in the Metropolitan Division at 4-2-0 with eight points, just two points back of first place Carolina. 

Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado in goals scored with four and in points with nine. Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche in assists with six. Philipp Grubauer is 4-0-0 with goals against of 2.51 and .925 saves percentage. Colorado is scoring an average of 4.40 goals per game while allowing an average of 2.40 per game. 

Jake Guentzel is leading the Penguins in goals scored with four. Sidney Crosby is the leader in assists with seven and leader in points with 10. In net, Matt Murray is 3-2-0 with goals against of 2.82 and saves percentage of .911. The Penguins are scoring an average of 4.17 goals per game while allowing an average of 2.67 per game. 





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Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 6-0 in its last 6 versus Eastern Conference opponents
  • The OVER has cashed in 10 of the Avalanche’s last 15 on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 in its last 7 versus Western Conference opponents
  • The UNDER has cashed in 12 of the Penguins last 16 as the favorite at home
Free NHL Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins -120

Colorado has lost 6 of its last 8 when playing on just 1 days rest, 5 of its last 7 after giving up 2 or fewer goals its previous game and 13 of its last 19 versus an opponent with a winning record. Pittsburgh has won 13 of its last 19 versus an opponent from the Central Division and 18 of its last 24 versus an opponent with a winning percentage on the road of higher than .600. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 5-4.

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