Penguins at Wild 10/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Jim |

Last Updated: 10/11/2019 at 9:25 PM ET

Pittsburgh is coming into the game here after beating the Anaheim Ducks in their last game. However, the Penguins are a team that has been able to bounce all over the place, but one thing that has held steady for the Penguins is the fact that their offense has really struggled on the year. One of the few games that the Penguins had a great offensive showing was that against the Blue Jackets.

For the Penguins the team has been able to average 3 goals a game on offense. The defense for the Penguins has allowed 3 goals a game on the year. The Penguins have converted on the power play at 18.2% on the season, but have ended up killing off 66.7% of the power plays the opponent has played on this year.

The Wild are heading into the game here without a single win on the year. The Wild have really struggled on both sides of the puck and that will definitely show up with how the Wild have been playing on the year. The main problem is the offense for the Wild is scoring, but the defense for the Wild has really had some issues in getting the opponents out of the net.

The offense for the Wild has only managed to get a total of 2.50 goals a game on the year. The team has converted on the power play decently with 28.6% on the year. Defensively the Wild are giving up 4.50 goals a game and have done really well killing off the opponents power play at 87.% on the year.

With the Wild the team has not been able to score enough to keep pace with the poor play of Dubnyk this year. Granted, the Wild definitely have some changes to make to bounce back on the year, but with the way the offense has had some problems the team could really have some issues winning in this game as the Penguins have a good offense that can really play decent. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 5-3.

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