Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Picks

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Picks

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Picks

The Pittsburgh Penguins (34-15-6) meet the Montreal Canadiens (27-25-7) in the NHL at the PPG Paints Arena on Friday night.

The Penguins were last in action on Tuesday night, when they went down to a 2-1 OT loss on home-ice to the in-form Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Pittsburgh goal was scored by Evgeni Malkin to give them a first period lead. Matt Murray made 36 saves.

Pittsburgh are averaging 3.25 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 2.73 (GA). Bryan Rust has 22 goals for the Penguins, while Malkin has 58 points and 40 assists. They are 19-5-4 on home-ice this season.

Betting Odds - Winner

The Canadiens went down to a second straight loss on Wednesday night when they were beaten 4-1 on the road by the NHL leaders Boston Bruins.

Marco Scandella scored Montreal’s goal, while goalie Carey Price stopped 34 shots.

Montreal are now averaging 2.98 GPG, while they are allowing 3.03 (GA). Tomas Tatar leads the way with regards to goals, points and assists, with 20, 52 and 32 respectively. They are 14-10-3 on the road this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Lines & Picks

The Penguins have been very strong on home-ice this season and with a superior record over the season to that of the Habs, they have to be the tips in predictions to win this game.

Pittsburgh can be backed at odds of -225 (1.44) with 888Sport on the Money Line, while Montreal are available at +170 (2.70) with 888Sport.

NHL Pick: Money Line – Pittsburgh Penguins to Win @ -225 (1.44) with 888Sport

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