The Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-4) meet the Montreal Canadiens (13-11-6) in the NHL at the PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday evening.
Pittsburgh Penguins Form
The Penguins are currently on a three-game winning streak, with their most recent result being a 5-3 win on the road at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Jake Guentzel, Chad Ruhwedel, Evgeni Malkin, Dominik Kahun and John Marino scored the goals for the Penguins, while Matt Murray made 26 saves.
Guentzel leads the way for the Penguins with 16 goals and 31 points, while Malkin has provided 18 assists. Sidney Crosby has missed the last 13 games for Pittsburgh because of a sports hernia that required surgery. Even so, Pittsburgh are 7-3-3 without Crosby.
Montreal Canadiens Form
The Canadiens were last in action on Friday night, when they also won on the road with a 2-1 victory at the New York Rangers.
Brendan Gallagher scored the opening goal for the Canadiens, with Nate Thompson scoring the winner with 67 seconds remaining in the third period. Carey Price made 29 saves. Gallagher has 13 goals for the Canadiens this season, while Tomas Tatar has contributed 25 points and 16 assists.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Lines & Pick
Looking at NHL bets & predictions for this game, the Pittsburgh Penguins has to be the selection to win this with home-ice advantage. After an eight-game losing streak, Montreal Canadiens has now won two of their last three games, but this is a serious test.
For the tip we’ll back the Penguins on the Puck Line -1.5 at +140 (2.40) with Betway Sports.
NHL Picks: Puck Line – Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 @ +140 (2.40) with Betway