Pittsburgh Penguins (29-21-9) vs. Nashville Predators (29-22-6)
February 28, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Nashville Predators -111 / Pittsburgh Penguins -111; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview
The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 26 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 39 assists, and Rickard Rakell has 178 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 81 goals on 973 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has given up 87 goals on 908 shots.
The Nashville Predators Betting Preview
The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 19 goals, Roman Josi has 37 assists and Matt Duchene has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 122 goals on 1,451 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 34 goals on 420 shots.
Penguins vs Predators Trends
The Penguins are 4-10 in their last 14 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Predators are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Penguins last 6 overall. The over is 5-0 in Predators last 5 overall. The Penguins are 17-7 in the last 24 meetings. The favorite is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings. The home team is 13-4 in the last 17 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to stay stuck in this weird funk, and they’ve had their most bizarre showings on the road. The Nashville Predators have been hit or miss, but they’re coming off a solid week, and they’re playing well at home. The price is strange. Give me the Preds on their home ice.