Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks prediction, preview and odds.
Pittsburgh Penguins (13-10-6) take on the Chicago Blackhawks (9-18-5) on December 12, 2018, 8:00 PM ET at the United Center.
OPEN: PIT -1.5 o/u 5.5
Pittsburgh is ranked #8 in offense and #20 in defense while Chicago is ranked #27 offensively and #30 defensively.
- Penguins are 13-10-6 (11-9-6 ATS) this season
- Pittsburgh o/u is 4-1 the last 10 games
- Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Blackhawks are 9-18-5 (5-4-2 ATS) this season
- Chicago o/u is 1-2 the last 10 games
- Chicago is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
- Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Prediction: Penguins 3 - Blackhawks 2
Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins -165 and UNDER 6
Computer Prediction - Sportsjaw Scorecaster is a free prediction tool using fundamental NHL handicapping metrics: offensive & defensive stats, NHL power rankings, score differentials, goals scored and goals allowed.
PensBurgh: Penguins vs. Blackhawks Recap: Rust breaks slump, but so too does Chicago
A return for the Penguins - Matt Cullen is back from IR. Garrett Wilson makes way as a healthy scratch.1st period
Losers of eight straight games, the Blackhawks have fallen down 1-0 for 11 games in a row! Preposterous. It won't be 12 though, as they take advantage of Casey DeSmith staying down and fire the puck past him to make it 1-0.
And quickly it becomes 2-0. DeSmith doesn't cover a puck when he has the chance, instead batting it to the corner and his defense never recovers and gets pulled out of position.
PenguinPoop: The Penguins and Blackhawks: A Tale of Two Cities
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of goal scorers, it was the age of goons. It was the epoch of highlight reel goals, it was the epoch of cheap shots. It was a season of champions, it was a season also-rans. It was Spring of hopes, it was the Winter of frustrations."
Over the last 10 years, 3 Stanley Cups have gone to our Pittsburgh Penguins, here in the Steel City, and 3 Stanley Cups have gone to the Chicago Blackhawks, up in the City of the Big Shoulders; 60% of the Championships have been won by 2 teams.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Pittsburgh Penguins (70% consensus). The Pittsburgh Penguins are riding a four-game point streak (3-0-1) during which they scored six goals in each of the first two contests but a total of two over the last pair. Pittsburgh hopes to rev up the offense again when it concludes a three-game road trip Wednesday against the struggling Chicago Blackhawks... http://bit.ly/2iFJeWw
Second City Hockey: Last-place Blackhawks to host Penguins
The last-place Blackhawks play the second half of a back-to-back Wednesday when they host the Penguins at the United Center.
Chicago, which has now fallen behind in 11 straight games, has lost eight straight games in regulation after a 6-3 defeat to the Jets on Tuesday in Winnipeg. The Blackhawks allowed three first-period goals and the Jets added another in the opening two minutes of the second frame. Chicago scored three unanswered goals before the Jets pulled away for the win.
It's the second eight-game losing streak this season for Chicago, who has lost 19 of its last 22 games.
PensBurgh: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Chicago Blackhawks 12/12/2018: lines, preview, how to watch
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (13-10-6; 32 points, 4th in Metropolitan Division) @ Chicago Blackhawks (9-18-3, 8th in Central Division, last in NHL)
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
How to Watch: National game on NBCSN
Opponent Track: It's ugly. Very ugly. Chicago has lost 8 in a row, including a game just last night on the road in Winnipeg 6-3. In the last 11 games dating back to November 18th, Chicago has been in the lead all of 41 seconds. This season is a nightmare, and it's not relenting.
Pens Refresh: The Pens won in New York 2-1 (shootout) to bring them up to 1-0-1 on this short three game road trip that concludes tonight.
Statfox free score prediction: 3 to 3. Total score: 6. Bet the over!
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Betting Prediction for Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks on December 12, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Pittsburgh will WIN and the Total will go Under .
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