NHL Game Preview - Jets underdogs vs Penguins at Winnipeg

48-23-5 April 03, 2014, 08:00 PM | MTS Centre 34-33-10

The Jets get a visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Jets bring a 34-33-10 record to the battle against the 48-23-5 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Winnipeg go 35-37-5 so far and the Penguins go 34-36-6. View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Jets in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 105 on most hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at Sportsbook.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Jets at No. 19 and the Penguins at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +170 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Winnipeg won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Coyotes on April 1. Bettors who backed the Jets at +168 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Winnipeg's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.78 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Jets power play is averaging 15.79% while the Penguins defense kills off 85.11% of their penalties.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Saturday, April 5th
Winnipeg at Toronto, Saturday, April 5th
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