Penguins vs Ducks NHL Odds, Pick & Preview

Penguins vs Ducks NHL Odds, Pick & Preview

Written by on January 11, 2019

The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Anaheim on fire while the Anaheim Ducks look to just secure a win. It got so bad for Anaheim the other night that they lost to Ottawa as a -200 favorite. Can the Ducks do something, anything to keep Pittsburgh from beating them as a big road favorite?

Penguins vs Ducks NHL Odds, Pick & Preview

Why Pittsburgh Penguins are a good bet -145?

In recent games, the Pens have shown how they won 2 of the last 3 Stanley Cups. They’ve been on a massive 9-1 streak. They’re 11-2 in their last 13.

No team can stick with the Pens. They beat Minnesota, St. Louis, and the Rangers all on the road in a 3-match trip from late December to early January. Pittsburgh’s playing like one of the top teams in NHL. They face a team truly down on their luck in Anaheim. They’ll take down the Ducks on Jan. 11.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.5
  • Shots For: 32.5
  • Power Plays: 25.6%
  • Face-Offs: 50.2%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.8
  • Shots Against: 33.0
  • Penalty Kills: 84.2%
  • Shutouts: 5

Why Anaheim Ducks are a good bet +121?

Are the Ducks a safe bet on Friday night in the NHL odds?

Anaheim’s too good of a team for the losing streak to continue. The loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night might be what the Ducks needed to get back into gear.

Anaheim hasn’t won since beating Pittsburgh 4-2 on Dec. 17. Facing the Penguins might put a spring in their step on Friday. They’ll win again eventually. Jan. 11 might be when they do.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.3
  • Shots For: 28
  • Power Plays: 14.5%
  • Face-Offs: 52.3%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 34.5
  • Penalty Kills: 80.5%
  • Shutouts: 1

NHL Betting Trends for Penguins vs Ducks

  • Pittsburgh is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in the last 10 games
  • Anaheim is 2-7 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Anaheim is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Anaheim’s last 5 games

Penguins vs Ducks Final NHL Betting Analysis

The Ducks are an atrocious mess. Anaheim has lost in every way possible. They’ve lost to good teams and bad teams. However, within the 9-game losing streak are 3 overtime battles. The puck sliding a different way might have led to an Anaheim win.

Can they get it done versus scorching Pittsburgh? It’s hard to say. The Pens have been on fire. It doesn’t look like they’re going to stop being on fire any time soon, and it’s impossible to lay money behind Anaheim right now. Grudgingly going with the Penguins in this one.

NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins -145