On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Pittsburgh Penguins head to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to battle the Golden Knights. Vegas has jumped to the top of the Pacific Division. They hope to maintain their division lead with a win over the Pens. Will Pittsburgh get the upset victory? Or, will Vegas roll 7’s with a win? Keep reading for NHL odds, a preview and a free pick for Penguins vs Golden Knights!
Penguins vs Golden Knights 2020 NHL Odds, Preview and Pick
- When: Tuesday, Jan.7 at 10:00 pm ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- TV: RSN
- Moneyline Odds: Penguins +135 / Golden Knights -160
- Over/Under Odds: 6
Why the Pittsburgh Penguins are a good bet to win +135?
With 55 points, the Penguins are tied with the New York Islanders and 8 points behind the Washington Capitals in the deep Metropolitan Division. The Metropolitan is a much more competitive division than the Pacific. The Pens have won 4-of-6 and are 4-1 SU in their last 5 road games. They can pull off the upset versus a Vegas team that has struggled in spots this season.
- Goals For: 3.3
- Shots For: 33.4
- Power Plays: 17.6%
- Face-Offs: 48.7%
- Goals Against: 2.7
- Shots Against: 29.6
- Penalty Kills: 81.7%
- Shutouts: 1
Why the Vegas Golden Knights are a good bet to win -160?
In the last head-to-head matchup, the Golden Knights dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins. Vegas beat Pittsburgh 3-0. They beat Pittsburgh even though the Pens outshot them 29-24. Vegas is scorching right now. The Penguins are up against a team that hasn’t scored less than 4 goals in 4 straight.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 34.1
- Power Plays: 22.6%
- Face-Offs: 49.8%
- Goals Against: 2.9
- Shots Against: 31.3
- Penalty Kills: 82.1%
- Shutouts: 1
NHL Betting Trends for Pittsburgh Penguins vs Las Vegas Golden Knights
- Pittsburgh is 5-1 in their last 6 road games
- Penguins are 11-4 in their last 15 overall
- Pittsburgh is 2-8 in their last 10 games on a Tuesday
- Under is 8-2 in Penguins last 10 games following a loss by 3 or more goals
- Las Vegas is 4-0 in their last 4 home games
- Golden Knights are 6-22 in their last 28 games as an underdog
- Las Vegas is 7-0 in their last 7 Tuesday games
- Over is 5-1 in Golden Knights last 6 overall
Penguins vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Analysis
Vegas is hot but the defense has lacked. The Golden Knights beat Anaheim 4-1 on Dec. 28. On Dec. 31, they beat Anaheim 5-2. But in their last couple of matches, Vegas struggled for the win.
They could only beat Philadelphia 5-4 on Jan. 2. Then on Jan. 4, they got past St. Louis 5-4 in overtime. While Vegas is knocking the puck to the back of the net, the defense hasn’t stopped opposing teams from scoring, either.
That could lead to a Pittsburgh victory on Tuesday night. The Pens rank 5th in goals allowed per at 2.7. Opponents average 29.6 shots per. That ranks 6th in shots allowed each game. Pittsburgh can use their defense to temper Vegas’ offense. Not only that, but the Penguins average 3.3 goals each game. Back Pittsburgh to pull off the upset win.
NHL Free Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins