Winnipeg Jets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Jan 23, 2022

The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak when they travel to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins on Sunday afternoon.

Winnipeg
39-32-7-4
AT
January 23, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
PPG PAINTS Arena
Pittsburgh
46-25-4-7
Puckline +1.5 -126
Moneyline +200
Over / Under o +6

18%

Betting Action

82%

Puckline -1.5 +104
Moneyline -241
Over / Under u +6

18%

Betting Action

82%

Having made huge strides on a stretch of road games, the Pittsburgh Penguins are ready to resume their home dominance as they welcome the Winnipeg Jets to PPG Paints Arena for a Sunday matinee. The Penguins played seven of their previous eight games on the road, and came away with 12 of a possible 16 points in those contests. They’re big favourites Sunday as they put a four-game winning streak on the line against the scuffling Jets.

Pittsburgh is a -228 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Jets vs. Penguins NHL Betting Odds

The Penguins are running hot, having outscored the opposition 18-10 over the course of their winning streak – a run that has moved them into a tie for third place in the Metropolitan Division with the Washington Capitals. Both teams are a whopping 18 points clear of the fifth-place Columbus Blue Jackets, all but ensuring that the Metropolitan Division playoff qualifiers will be settled with plenty of time left in the season.

The Over for Sunday’s total should see plenty of betting action given how both teams have fared so far. Winnipeg comes in at 20-16-1 O/U for the season and has surpassed the total in 11 of its previous 15 games. The Penguins have converted 21 of 40 Overs on the season and are 7-3 O/U in their last 10 overall. Given that Pittsburgh has won 18 of the last 19 home meetings with the Jets franchise, you might consider parlaying the Penguins and the Over here.

Winnipeg Jets

It’s critical for teams to have strong special teams – and while the Jets are league average on the power play (19.3 per cent), they rank second last on the penalty kill (72.1 per cent). They had fared well in recent games, holding three straight opponents off the PP sheet after allowing four man-advantage goals in a 7-1 loss to Colorado. But Brad Marchand’s late power-play goal was the difference in Boston’s 3-2 win over the Jets on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Penguins

You would think a team that boasts offensive firepower in the form of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel would simply outgun opponents on a regular basis. And that has proven to be true – but the team’s defence and goaltending have played a bigger role in the team’s success. Pittsburgh boasts a top-five goal-prevention ranking (2.55 goals per game allowed) and rocks the top penalty-killing unit in the league at a blistering 90 per cent.

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