The Winnipeg Jets will be traveling to Pittsburgh in order to contest against the Pittsburg Penguins on Thursday, 16th February 2017.

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Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets are desperate for a win after their last 12 games were split On an average, they have been scoring 2.9 goals per game and 18.3% on power play. The team has lost out on four out of five last games. Patrik Laine is leading in Winnipeg with 26 goals for the season, Nikolaj has 144 shots and Mark Scheifele 31 assists. The team is slowing 3.2% goals per match which leads to a successful destruction of their opponents power plays. The teams ranks 9th in the maximum number of goals scored, 19th position in powerplay. The team’s proficiency is rated at 77% since they are at the 4th from bottom position for Penalty Kill. The match might be a troublesome one for the Jets considering their past performances.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going strong after winning 5 games out of their last 7. They are on an average position of 3.5 goals and have a success rate of 21.9% power play. Sidney Crosby has the lead in the Penguins with 30 goals, Phil Kessel has 157 goal shots and Malkin has 33 assists. The team has been allowing 2.8% goals and has a 79.1% success rate of destroying their opponent’s power play. The team has won 14 out of 16 games which makes their track record strong.

The team’s position is 3rd in the league and it has a total of 55 points from 77 games. With an immaculate track record and string of victories this season, it looks like the team will be winning this match against the Jets as well. The team’s only shortcoming is their penalty kill at 79.1%.

Betting Odds

Bodog has given the Winnipeg Jets 6(-115) odds to win

Pittsburgh Penguins have also secured 6(-115) betting odds from Bodog.

Final Prediction

The Pittsburgh Penguins have an upper hand in the game therefore their chances of winning the game are brighter. Considering the fact that the Jets have won only one game in their last 8 games against the Penguins, their path to victory looks tough. However, the Penguins have lost three matches out of the 29 played this season, which makes this match a close one.

Our Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins

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