Penguins look for a win over Anaheim

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to pay out on the NHL betting lines against the Anaheim Ducks for the second time this season when those teams hit the ice together on Friday.

The Penguins topped the Ducks 3-1 as a -150 home favorite on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on November 18. That was the third straight UNDER result on the NHL betting totals in games between the Penguins and the Ducks.

The Ducks are 43-14-6 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 41-17-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 33-27-3 and the Penguins go 30-27-5 on the totals.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Ducks as -142 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 6-rated Penguins taking on the No. 5-rated Ducks in this contest.

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Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Sharks on March 6. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Anaheim lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Canadiens on March 5. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +173 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.25 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 17.59% while the Penguins defense kills off 86.98% of their penalties.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Washington, Monday, March 10th
Anaheim home to Toronto, Monday, March 10th