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Penguins have moneyline edge on Ducks

The Pittsburgh Penguins have managed to top the Anaheim Ducks in seven of their last nine meetings on the NHL moneyline dating back to 2007 as those two teams prepare to meet on the ice in a marquee matchup on Friday night.

Pittsburgh got past Anaheim 6-4 as a -145 home favorite on the NHL odds in the first matchup of the season between the two teams back on October 9, in what was an easy OVER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. That broke up a streak of four straight UNDERs between the two teams.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Anaheim sat as -130 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Ducks to win this game 3-2.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Anaheim Ducks are 42-17-7 overall while the Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-18-9. As for the totals, Anaheim is 28-35-3 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 25-35-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Anaheim Ducks rated this week at No. 21 and the Pittsburgh Penguins sitting at No. 15.

How Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 7-ranked offense (2.97 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.51 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 17.09% rate while the Penguins have a 85.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Avalanche on March 4. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 3-1 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Anaheim at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Anaheim Ducks Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Anaheim
Anaheim is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
Anaheim is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Anaheim is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 7th
Anaheim at Vancouver, Monday, March 9th