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Red-Hot Ducks Begin Road Trip at Pens

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Losers of nine of their first 10 games the season, the Anaheim Ducks began the campaign in uncharacteristically poor fashion and many left them for dead. That start seems ages ago, however, as the surging Ducks bring the league’s longest winning streak into Monday’s date with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Shark Bites
  • The Penguins are 1-4 SU in their last five games against the Western Conference.
  • OVER is 4-0-1 in the Ducks’ last five games and 5-1-1 in the Penguins last seven games.
  • The Penguins are 5-0 in their last five games at home.

The Ducks are currently riding a six-game winning streak and are steadily climbing the Pacific Division standings heading into the new week. The aforementioned slow start put them in a deep hole, but the Ducks are currently third in the division, just one point back of the San Jose Sharks and eight back of the Los Angeles Kings.

Pittsburgh, and more specifically Sidney Crosby, have started to round into form as well. The Pens are currently eighth in the division but have gone 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and were enjoying a four-game winning streak before losing 6-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. Crosby has tallied eight points (five goals, three assists) in three February games alone and is currently tied with Evgeni Malkin for the team lead in points (49). Malkin, who has missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury, is still listed as day-to-day.

Monday begins a stiff test for the Ducks as they embark on a seven game road trip that starts in Pennsylvania (at Pittsburgh, at Philadelphia) and will take them to Columbus, Chicago, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. For a team that is currently sub-.500 away from home, this could be a trip that makes or breaks the Ducks’ postseason aspirations.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Ducks to win this game 3-2.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Penguins bring a 26-18-7 record to the battle against the 25-18-7 Ducks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 19-22-10 so far and the Ducks go 17-22-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Anaheim injuries news.

The Ducks - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.61 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.34 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 20.35% while the Ducks defense kills off 89.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anaheim won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Coyotes on February 05. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -207 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They won as +144 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim at Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 9th
Pittsburgh home to New York, Wednesday, February 10th