The NHL is back in action as the Winnipeg Jets will clash with the Pittsburgh Penguins at the PPG arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
Winnipeg Jets Form
The Jets are heading into this game after a solid 4-3 win against the Oilers. However, their form is that good at the moment. The Jets have lost 3 of their last 5 games before the game in Edmonton.
Nevertheless, they have shown some signs of improvement as they scored 10 goals in their last three wins. Also, Winnipeg is still at the top spot in the Central Division.
The Jets average form in the away games stands at 12 wins and 6 defeats. Their offence is scoring an average of 3.22 goals per game.
Their away defensive record stands at 2.89 goals per game.
Pittsburgh Penguins Form
The Penguins are heading into this game after a solid 7-2 win over the Rangers.
Also, this Pittsburgh team is getting back to being a dominant force in the NHL. They have now won 7 games in a row. Moreover, they have 9 wins in their last 10 games.
Their offensive firepower was so dominant in those games as they outscored their opponents with 29-8.
It is important to emphasize that the Penguins had a bad start of the season. And when everyone thought that they will drop this year – they showed their class.
Their home form this stands at 11-9. Also, their offensive average stands at 3.50 goals per game.
The Penguins concede an average of 3.30 goals per game at home.
It will not be a surprise for you if I take the Penguins in this one. They are on a solid run and I expect them to get their 8th win in a row. This is a team that will have a vital role in the playoffs. They have a good chance for the Stanley Cup this season. On the other side, the Jets are a good team but their record in Pittsburgh is poor so far. They have only 4 wins in the last 30 games there. Therefore, I think that will be on the losing side at the end of this game. Go for the Penguins in this one.
like the Penguins to take this one and push their win streak to eight in a row. They have been strong at both ends of the once and Matt Murray is in a grove. Connor Hellebuyck has been weaker on the road than at home and he has gone 2-4 with a 2.88 GAA against the Penguins in his career. The Jets have gone just 4-26 in their last 30 games here in the Steel City and that is the clincher for me.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Winnipeg Jets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins on 1/4/2019
is: Take the Pittsburgh Penguins -128 (money line)
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