Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs. Ducks NHL Odds
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(20-9-5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Anaheim Ducks (19-12-7)
Date: Tuesday January 11th
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins -130 Ducks +110 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Penguins -1.5 +205 Ducks +1.5 -233
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
If there’s one thing these teams have in common, it’s a ton of players out due to protocol. As The Ducks will be missing five players, including their starting goaltender, and The Penguins will be missing four.
That being said, what shall transpire Tuesday Night between two squads in complete opposite trajectory’s?
Pittsburgh comes off a disappointing loss to The Stars, who effectively broke their 10 game winning streak. However, don’t count this squad out from possibly doing it again.
Offensively speaking, The Penguins are averaging an impressive 35.1 shots, equating to 3.3 goals per matchup. Extravagantly, these stats rank 4th and 10th across the entire NHL.
Unfortunately though, their powerplay is ranked 22nd by only capitizling on 17.5% of their chances.
Defensively, The Penguins rank top 5 in every important category. For substance, they’re only allowing 2.5 goals, on 29.4 shots per outing; which ranks 4th and 5th, amazingly.
Additionally, Pittsburgh owns the number one penalty killing squad in the league, by shutting down oppositions 90.4% of the time.
The Ducks have started off 2022 at .500, going 2-2 but winning their last game by a 4-3 margin against Detroit. Nonetheless, now they face one of the league elites, will they be able to creep above .500 Tuesday night by defeating a giant?
Offensively, Anaheim currently has the number 4th ranked powerplay, by scoring on a whopping 27.5% of their chances. However, The Ducks are allowing 3.0 goals, on 30.4 shots per game; which ranks 15th and 18th, dreadfully.
Defensively speaking, they’re only getting scored on 2.7 times per matchup(which ranks 11th). Although, Anaheim’s starting goaltender is expected to miss the game.
Important to note, their goaltending is very important, as they rank 24th for shots against per game, by allowing an unfortunate 32.6 per tilt.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 out of Pittsburgh’s last 6 times playing on the road against Anaheim.
- Anaheim is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 out of Anaheim’s last 12 games.
- The favorite is 8-3 SU in the last 11 games between these teams.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Prediction
In current form, The Penguins are appearing basically unbeatable, however they are missing a lot of players for this matchup. That being said, Anaheim’s missing one of their key components, their starting goaltender.
Without Gibson to protect the flurry of shots The Ducks allow, The Penguins onslaught may overtake the game, and overwhelm the backup goaltender.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Penguins Moneyline
In my opinion, the line should be way further in Pittsburgh’s favor, however protocol uncertainty has brought the game closer. Remember, the favorite has gone 72.2% over the last 5 years between these squads.
In current times, The Penguins are on a 10-1 run, while The Ducks are on a 2-5 run. For these reasons, take Pittsburgh on the moneyline for Tuesday night’s clash.
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