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Penguins Rarely Drop Consecutive Games to Same Team

Penguins Crosby

The Penguins will hit the ice in Minnesota tonight looking to avenge a home loss at the hands of the Wild earlier in the month. This is a spot the Penguins have been money in, as they’re currently on a run that’s seen them go 8-1 vs teams they lost to in the most recent game between the teams.

Shark Bites
  • Ten of Sidney Crosby’s 14 goals have come on the road this season.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Penguins' last seven games on the road after winning their most recent road game.
  • Minnesota is 1-4 against the puckline in its last 5 games at home.

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, who’s expected to make the start in today’s game, was the difference in Minny’s 4-2 win over the Pens on November 10. He made 39 saves off 41 shots, allowing two power-play goals. Sidney Crosby recorded a goal and six shots in the game and has a history of being untameable vs the Wild, posting 16 points in 12 career games against them.

Pittsburgh opened the day as -113 favorites for the game. The Penguins have gone 9-4-3 as the betting favorite this season, but as a road favorite, they’ve dropped three of their last four games. Minnesota (+102) hasn’t been a home underdog yet this season.

Taking a look at the total, which opened at 5.5 goals, the Pens have gone OVER the number just once in their last five games, while the UNDER has become the norm in Wild home games, as it’s cashed in six of their last seven games at Xcel Energy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Minnesota Wild as 109 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.9-2.8 victory for the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild bring a 10-7-2 record to the battle against the 12-5-3 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 4-12-3 so far and the Penguins go 10-6-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Wild rated this week at No. 12 and the Pittsburgh Penguins sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.58 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 15.79% while the Penguins defense kills off 80.82% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Rangers on November 23. Bettors who backed the Penguins at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Wild were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to New Jersey, Saturday, November 26th
Minnesota at St. Louis, Saturday, November 26th