Golden Knights at Penguins 10/11/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Oct. 11, 2018
Latest Odds : PIT -195 O/U 5.5
The Pittsburgh Penguins remain on their home ice on Thursday and will host the Vegas Golden Knights. The Penguins are 1-1 on the season and lost at home to Montreal 5-1 on Saturday. Pittsburgh is 1-1 on their home ice and 1-0 in Divisional games. The Penguins won the last meeting of this series 5-4 last season.
Casey DeSmith is slated to make his first start of the season for the Penguins. DeSmith allowed three goals in a loss in his last preseason start. The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
The Vegas Golden Knights remain on the road on Thursday. Vegas lost 4-2 in Buffalo on Monday. The Golden Knights are 1-1 on the road this season and this will be their first divisional game of the season. Vegas is 3rd in the NHL in the shots on goal allowed category.
Malcolm Subban will make his first official start of the season for the Golden Knights. Subban made 9 saves against the Flyers when he came in as a relief in their season opener. The Golden Knights are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games.
Recent Betting Trends:
Golden Knights are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Pacific.
Over is 5-2 in Golden Knights last 7 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation.
Over is 15-5-1 in Penguins last 21 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 (-120)
The Penguins get the edge here at home on Thursday night. Vegas is playing their third fourth straight road game and play in Washington on Wednesday night. The Penguins are 20-6 in their last 26 games playing on 3 or more days rest. Final Score Prediction, the Penguins win and cover the puck line 4-2.