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Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild 11/22/17 – NHL Hockey Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild 11/22/17 – NHL Hockey Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild 11/22/17 – NHL Hockey Picks & Predictions

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back on the road Thursday night heading to Saint Paul, MN to take on the Minnesota Wild. Pittsburgh enters Thursday with just six wins in 16 games played after losing three of its last five games, including two in a row following Tuesday’s loss to Toronto. Casey DeSmith continued to struggle in net for Pittsburgh with an .875 save percentage after allowing four goals on 32 shots and just under 59.5 minutes before Toronto also found the net empty.

Offensively this season, Pittsburgh has been excellent averaging 3.5 goals on 33.9 shots, but the defense has been terrible allowing 3.56 goals on 34.3 shots per game. Sidney Crosby is Pittsburgh’s offensive leader this season with 17 points and Evgeni Malkin leads the team with 10 assists. Jake Guentzel He is the top scorer in the Pittsburgh lineup with eight goals in 39 shots.

The Minnesota Wild return home Thursday night on a seven-game, 16-game hitting streak following a loss to Nashville. Marc-Andre Fleury continued his struggles this season with a .920 save percentage after allowing two goals on 25 shots in just under 58 full minutes on the ice. Frederick Gaudreau was the lone bright spot on Minnesota’s offense, scoring one goal on three shots in just under 20 minutes of ice time.

Offensively, Minnesota has been underdogs so far this year in the league averaging just 2.6 three-pointers on 31.8 shots per game. Kirill Kaprizov led the way for Minnesota’s offense with 18 points and a team-high ten goals on 64 shots. Mats Zuccarello leads the team with 10 assists this season.

Recent betting trends

  • Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games.
  • Penguins are 21-8 in their last 29 vs. Central.
  • Penguins are 3-10 in their last 13 road games.
  • Wild are 48-18 in their last 66 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Wild are 54-23 in their last 77 home games.



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