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Pittsburgh Penguins at Vancouver Canucks 12/4/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds & Info

Game Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date & Time Saturday December 4, 2021, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
Latest odds
PIT -140 ; O/U 5.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to snap a three-game losing streak when visiting the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Pittsburgh is 10-8-5 with 25 points and fourth in the Metropolitan Division nine points behind first place Washington. Pittsburgh was defeated by the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Wednesday and the Penguins have lost each of their first two games of a five-game road trip.

Jake Guentzel is the leading goal scorer for Pittsburgh with 10 and is also the leader in points with 20, while Kris Letang is the assist leader with 12. In goal, Tristan Jarry is 10-5-4 with a goals-against average of 1.97 and save percentage of .933. Pittsburgh is scoring an average of 2.78 goals per game and allowing an average of 2.70 goals per game. Pittsburgh power play is scoring 13.6% of the time and it's penalty kill unit is successful 91.4% of the time.

Vancouver looks for its third consecutive victory on Saturday when hosting Pittsburgh. Vancouver defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-2 on Wednesday. JT Miller scored one goal and had a pair of assists in helping lead the Canucks to their second consecutive victory. Vancouver's current two-game winning streak comes following a four-game losing streak.

JT Miller is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with eight and is the leader in points with 23, while Quinn Hughes is the assist leader with 18. In goal, Thatcher Demko is 8-10-1 with a goals-against average of 2.91 and save percentage of .908. Vancouver is scoring an average of 2.42 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.13 goals per game. Vancouver's power play is scoring 18.1% of the time and the penalty-kill unit is successful 64.5% of the time.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 in its last 5 versus an opponent with a losing record
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Penguins last 5 on the road
  • Vancouver is 3-9 in its last 12
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Canucks last 8

Free NHL Pick:

Pittsburgh Penguins -140

Pittsburgh will snap Vancouver's current two-game winning streak with a victory on the road over the Canucks on Saturday. Pittsburgh has won four of its last five versus an opponent that has a losing record and Vancouver has lost nine of its last 12 overall.  Pittsburgh goalie Tristan Jarry is playing well with a goals against average of only 1.97 and will be up against a Vancouver attack that is scoring an average of only 2.42 goals per game. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 4-2. 

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