The Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena. The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins look to build on their four-game winning streak.
The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 21 goals, Nate Schmidt has 17 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 72.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 86 goals on 979 shots faced, and Eric Comrie has allowed 17 goals on 197 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 21 goals, Kris Letang has 32 assists and Evan Rodriguez has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 89.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 66 goals on 914 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 28 goals on 245 shots.
The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 37-15 in their last 52 Sunday games. The Penguins are 51-23 in their last 74 home games and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. The over is 6-2-2 in Jets last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall. The Jets are 5-27 in the last 32 meetings in Pittsburgh and 16-50 in the last 66 meetings.
This is a quick turnaround for a Winnipeg Jets team that played yesterday, and they go to Pittsburgh, a place that’s been a house of horrors for them over the years. The Jets simply don’t win in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the hottest team in the league over the last month or so, and they have to be licking their chops based on their success against the Jets in past seasons. Give me the penguins and the PL for max betting value.