Pittsburgh vs Winnipeg: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Tuesday November 27th, 8:00 pm ET
The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the MTS Centre to take on the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night as they continue to try and turn their season around.
To say the Pittsburgh Penguins have been poor to start the season would be a gross understatement. They find themselves near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division with just nine wins in 22 games. They have a losing record both at home and on the road but have thus far performed better away from PPG Paints Arena. Despite this though, they still only have four wins in 10 games on the road.
The Penguins will come into Tuesday night’s contest having been off since their 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. However, they will be forced to get on a plane and fly straight to Colorado to play on Wednesday night against a pretty good Avalanche team. Starting goalie Matt Murray has struggled to begin the campaign and was placed on injure reserved Thursday night. As a result, we will likely see Casey DeSmith in between the posts for this one.
Winnipeg on the other hand, have looked like the Stanley Cup contenders that most believe they are – especially at home. With just two losses in regulation in their first 12 games on home ice, MTS Centre is quickly becoming one of the most difficult buildings for opponents to visit.
Connor Hellebuyck has looked shaky at times, but for the most part has been the starting goalie that the Jets will need to mount another deep playoff run. In 17 starts he has won nine games, posting a 2.91 GAA and .910 SV%. Finnish superstar Patrick Laine also seems to have found his groove again, scoring five goals against the St. Louis Blues in Winnipeg’s 8-4 victory on Saturday night. Score prediction: Winnipeg to win 5-3.
Both these teams will be quite well rested coming into Tuesday’s contest and we could see plenty of firepower on display. With Pittsburgh proving to have issues keeping the puck out of their net, expect to see goals when these two sides lock horns.
- Winnipeg to win
Winnipeg has looked great at home this year and they will like their chances against a struggling Pittsburgh team. Take the Jets to get the job done at MTS Centre on Tuesday night.
Head to Head
Pittsburgh and Winnipeg split the season series last year, each winning one game on home ice.
- Pittsburgh is 8-14 ATS after 22 games this season.
- Pittsburgh is 4-6 ATS on the road this season.
- Pittsburgh has hit the over 10 times after 22 games this season.
- Winnipeg is 11-11 ATS after 22 game this season.
- Winnipeg is 6-6 ATS at home this season.
- Winnipeg has hit the over just 8 times this season.