The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Ball Arena tonight for a matchup with the defending champion, Colorado Avalanche. Puck-drop between the two teams is set for 8:00 p.m. EST.
The Penguins enter this game with a record of 34-26-10 on the season and they are currently riding a four game losing streak. They have gone 4-5-1 over their last 10 games overall and have picked an awful time to start struggling again. Pittsburgh is in a battle for a potential playoff spot so every game matters at this point but things don’t get any easier for this team as they face a tough Colorado squad tonight. On the season, the Penguins have averaged 3.19 goals per game and are allowing 3.24 goals per game to opposing teams. They will need a total team effort tonight if they want to come away with the win.
Colorado comes in having won six games in a row and seven of their last 10 overall. They have vaulted themselves up in the standings of the Central Division, currently in third place and they are starting to look like the team many believed they were. The defending champions got off to a very slow start to the year but have found their way and are playing their best hockey at the right time. On offense, they have averaged 3.28 goals per game and are allowing 2.73 goals per game to opponents over the season.
Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 2
Give me the Avalanche in this one tonight. They have been on fire of late and it continues here.
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Spread – Pittsburgh Penguins +1.5 (-180) / Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+150)
Moneyline – Pittsburgh Penguins +135 / Colorado Avalanche -160
Total – 6.5 – Over (-105) / Under (-115)
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